ELF aims to lighten the load by supporting families affected by blood cancers and blood disorders across the South West.
Over the years ELF has listened to patients and their loved ones and developed to meet their current and future needs. However, there is still much to achieve and your support will help us to:
Delivery Patient Support - delivering comfort and support through counselling, complimentary therapy and craft sessions.
Delivery the ELF Physical Well Being Programme - Improving patient treatment and recovery through physical exercise, including physiotherapy and exercise equipment.
Provision of Specialist Equipment & Environment - providing state of the art equipment, reducing waiting times, allowing home treatment, and increasing comfort for patients.
Funding of Specialist Research - funding haematological research and nursing and junior doctor specialist training for the benefit of patients.
ELF's CSS provides accommodation, transport,a counselling service and a CAB funded advice and guidance service for patients and families. The ELF's HSS provides Clinical Nurse Specialists and Generic Therapists. ELF funds research projects and a critical care family suite.
ELF and the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
In partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau, ELF can offer one-to-one confidential advice and fast-track support for patients and their families. This includes information, advice and guidance on services which are available and you are entitled to. The support covers a range of issues, for example, work, money, housing, tax and healthcare, and is provided as a one-to-one confidential session either at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital or at home with a CAB support worker. During the session you can chat about any issues and the CAB support worker will be able to assess your needs and support you. Please visit the ELF Office at the Haematology Centre, or contact Debbie Raymond (email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01392 493344) to make an appointment.