At Prestige Nursing & Care we believe that those living with cancer should be able to live a fulfilled and healthy life with the right support in place, tailored to their individual needs.

As an established provider we have been supporting individuals who require cancer care to have an improved quality of life in their own homes and communities for over 75 years. We have been trusted by families up and down the country to provide care for all of life, evolving the level and type of care we provide to meet changing needs.


We know through our experience of supporting thousands of people and their families, that faced with the prospect of needing long-term home healthcare for cancer that most people would prefer to stay in the safety, comfort and familiarity of their treasured home and not endure the disruption caused from a move away.

For many a move from home can cause much upset, worry and for some confusion. Having routines imposed on how you live, leaving your loved one, feeling isolated from family and friends or your local community are all common concerns experienced by those facing a move into a care home, specialist care setting, a hospice or facing a prolonged stay in hospital.

Staying at home with our in-home cancer care means that you can continue to live life your way, while benefiting from one-to-one care provided by a skilled and compassionate carer. They will focus on managing your cancer symptoms and helping you recover from cancer treatment so you can have an improved quality of life with enhanced well-being.


Cancer forms in the body when cells start to multiply in an uncontrolled way. Cancer can develop in any part of the body and, according to Cancer UK, one in two people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. There are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK.

There are over 200 different types of cancers. Some form as a lump (a tumour), like breast cancer or brain tumours, and some affect the way cells in the body function, such as blood cancers. Treatments for cancer are specific to the type of cancer a person is diagnosed with. Tumours can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours are generally harmless and may not always need treatment whereas malignant tumours are cancerous and will certainly need to be treated in some way.

Cancer can be described as either primary or secondary.  Primary cancer is the cancer where it starts, while secondary cancer happens as a result of the primary cancer multiplying or spreading to other organs in the body.

For those who have been diagnosed with cancer it is possible to receive treatment and be cured or live well for many years to come. Outcomes depend on the type of cancer you have, how quickly you are diagnosed and how you respond to treatments.

The four most common types of cancer in the UK are:

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is cancer that starts in the large bowel and typically most people diagnosed are over the age of 60 and is the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Bowel cancer can sometimes be described as colon cancer or rectal cancer depending on where it starts.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer generally occurs in women over the age of 50, but sometimes occurs in younger women and – in rare cases – men. One in eight women are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but there are excellent treatments for breast cancer if caught early enough leading to a good chance of a full recovery

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most serious types of cancer affecting 47,000 people each year who are diagnosed in the UK.  In many cases there are no signs or symptoms in the early stage, so by the time it is detected the cancer may develop and, in some cases, spread.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the UK and for most develops slowly with no signs for many years until such time as the prostate is so large it affects the urethra.

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The signs and symptoms of cancer vary depending on which area of the body is affected. Some general symptoms that are associated, but not specific to cancer, include:

  • General fatigue
  • Weight changes, including unintended weight loss or gain
  • Unusual lumps of swelling anywhere
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • Persistent cough or trouble breathing
  • Skin changes such as darkening or yellowing
  • Heavy night sweating

Always make an appointment with your GP if you have any persistent symptoms that are troubling you.


Caring for a family member or person living with cancer can feel like a daunting task. You may suddenly be faced with new responsibilities on top of running your own life.

While caring for someone with cancer can be rewarding, the extra responsibilities involved can lead to carer burnout. This is more likely to occur for caregivers that don’t receive additional support. Remember that you are not alone in this and receiving outside support can help you both physically and emotionally.

Our compassionate cancer caregivers are there to provide guidance and emotional support for the entire family. Our carers can provide advice on how to best care for cancer patients when their primary caregiver is not around. Our carers can provide relief from the burden of domestic chores and other day-to-day tasks so you can focus on being present for your loved one.


At Prestige Nursing & Care we provide a cancer home care and support package that enables you to live a happy and fulfilled life in the safety and comfort of your own home. At any age, the cancer care and recovery support we provide will be guided by you and tailored to your needs, giving you choice over how you live your life and the support you want.

We work collaboratively with our clients and their families to develop a thorough care and support plan that accurately reflects a person’s holistic needs.  We also adopt a partnership approach to working with local authority partners, NHS services, multidisciplinary teams, therapists and other community bodies involved in a person’s care.  This means we are well-informed so we can provide continuity of care ensuring the right care is in place at the right time, whilst responding efficiently to changing needs and strengthening care provision when required.

We can support your cancer journey every step of the way and our carers understand the stress and fatigue associated with cancer as well as the emotional turmoil and disruption to normal routines. They can provide supportive, pragmatic and compassionate care to aid your cancer recovery, whilst positively enhancing your well-being.  Carers can offer practical support with daily living and are trained to assist with medication regimes, effectively controlling pain so you are comfortable at all times and ensure you are supported through your cancer treatments, so the fatigue associated with therapies like chemotherapy is minimised.

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When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care you can be reassured that the carer who cares for you or your loved one is experienced and expertly trained to provide the support you need, to the high standards you should expect.

If you are receiving complex care at home, the carers we choose to support your needs will have at least six months care or health sector experience before they come to care for you. As well as completing our induction training programme, which goes above mandatory requirements, they are trained by our registered nurses, clinical experts and other healthcare professionals involved in providing care to a specific client.

This hands-on nurse training means our carers can undertake a range of clinical interventions. We adopt a bespoke approach to training that ensures our carers have the knowledge, skills and aptitude to deliver high-quality complex care that meets the very specific needs of our clients. Through our unrivalled supervision and clinical oversight carers can adapt their approach and evolve the care they provide to meet changing needs.

We are very proud of our carers – each and every one of them is dedicated to providing compassionate, sensitive and dignified complex care at home that means our clients live a fulfilled and meaningful life, with independence and choice, for all of life.


Clinical excellence is at the heart of our culture and approach to service delivery at Prestige Nursing & Care. Our nurse-led home care service is monitored and supported by our experienced regional nursing teams. LOur team of qualified regional nurses are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Each holds a registered nursing qualification in at least one nursing specialism, including general adult nursing, learning and disability nursing, mental health nursing and children’s nursing. They enable the planning and delivery of safe and effective complex care to our clients, that is focused on ensuring the best possible care experience for our clients and their families.

Our nurses work in partnership with our care co-ordinators, carers, clients and families to identify specific care needs and plan the most appropriate care provision, whilst ensuring all our carers have the skills they need to deliver high standards of nurse-led care. They also provide families with on-going advice and continual support to ensure they feel reassured about the service we provide.



Our trusted and established care at home service can be provided in the following ways for someone living with cancer:

  • Hourly care – sometimes called visiting care – is for those who need care and support with daily living or clinical care at certain times during the day. Care at home can be provided from a 30 minute visit, to as many hours/visits throughout the day you require, one day or several days of the week depending on your care and support needs.  For those who have complex needs, hourly care can be provided over a 24-hour period.
  • Live-in care for when a permanent care arrangement is needed with greater levels of support around the clock to ensure a person can live well at home. Through our family of leading home care brands in the UK, The Good Care Group offersaward-winning live-in care rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission (CQC).This includes 24 hour care for cancer patients.
  • Respite care for those needing a short-term arrangement after hospital discharge to rehabilitate or when a family carer needs a break from their caring role. It is also an ideal service for families who wish to assess whether care at home is the right care choice for them.
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Our responsive and reliable cancer care service local to you means we can put care and support in place quickly and in many cases within 24-hours.   Our local care expert will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at home, in hospital or in any specialist care setting if you are awaiting discharge back to your own home. If you have complex needs and need nurse-led care, our expert registered nurse will complete the assessment enabling a plan of care and support to be developed that meets all your needs.

Our approach to care planning ensures we capture all your preferences and wishes so you can live a contented life in the comfort of your own home.  We take time to find the carer that would best meet your care and support needs, making sure they are closely aligned with how you wish to live your life. Once care is in place, our local teams made up of care and clinical experts provide you, your family and our carer with an abundance of on-going support, giving you peace of mind that you or your loved one is receiving the very best home care.


Prestige Nursing & Care is not an agency.  Unlike a home care agency we provide a fully managed and regulated care at home service, which means our clients, their families and our professional partners can be reassured that the care and support we provide those living with cancer is of the very highest quality.

Our service is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and the Scottish Care Inspectorate (SCI) in Scotland.  We are proud that 96% of our inspected services have been rated as providing a ‘Good’ service, with 4% rated ‘Outstanding’ and all our services in Scotland have been awarded a five-star rating.

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The cost of home healthcare for cancer patients depends on the level of care and support you need. The overall cost of hourly cancer care will be determined by the number of visits and frequency of visits to you at home. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at your home, or in hospital if you are awaiting discharge, to truly understand what you need and how much cancer care at home will cost.

We know that our cost of cancer care is very competitive when compared with other home care providers.  It is worth noting that when comparing the cost of home care with a care package in a care home, that the fee you pay for home care is actually for the care and support you receive.  In a care home your weekly fee mainly covers your accommodation, food and social activities with the care package being only a small part of what you pay.

You may be entitled to either healthcare funding, social care funding or Government funding to contribute to the cost of home care.  If you are faced with having to finance your own home care (known as self-funding care), there are initiatives available to you, including care fees annuities or equity release schemes that could provide the funds you need for your care and support.

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We are providing care and support to those needing cancer care in over 30 locations in the heart of communities across England and Scotland.  The fully managed service we provide is highly responsive and our experts local to you can put care packages in place quickly, working in collaboration with local healthcare professionals, multidisciplinary teams, therapeutic care providers and other community support services.  We know this holistic approach ensures our clients get the best out of life, for all of life.

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There are several organisations and charities in the UK that support those who are living with arthritis, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Teenage Cancer Trust and Marie Curie.

We are here to take your call and will provide impartial support and guidance – contact our friendly care experts today to discuss your cancer care and support needs.

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