The common house
SOCIAL SUPPORT, human solidarity
In addition to medical impact, cancer causes a psycho-emotional tidal wave whose intensity varies for everyone according to personality, social and family environment. With all its partners, Oncopole meets this challenge with a social innovation program fighting, among other challenges, against social inequalities in health. Taking into account the human persons weakened by the disease and caregivers is organized in the heart of a "Common House", a place for sharing and mobilizing. Several activities are developed, coordinated, mostly by civil society actors such as the League against cancer Haute-Garonne or the Kiosque Info Cancer Toulouse.
A bulwark against loneliness
Daily care, intensive treatments, staggered rhythms ... Cancer creates many opportunities for isolation. Objective: Fight against loneliness and boredom by putting in contact with the patient interlocutors trained to welcome and listen. In Oncopole, a psychologist and a social worker collect expectations, questions and alleviate concerns. Their role Inform, support and guide over time. Many services and supports exist such as the League against Cancer or the Kiosque Info Cancer.
The League 'stopovers' : welfare, trust, support
The 'stopovers' are a range of services designed and developed by the League against cancer. Their purpose : Allow the patient to pause during the illness, taking care of himself for a few moment. These moments are precious : To reconnect with his dignity, to be in touch with himself again. The "stopovers", mounted by professionals, are divided by theme to enable everyone to live better everyday life.
The Fitness stopover
The fitness stopover offers physical activity for people with cancer, in remission or cured. Objectives help them regain confidence in their personal capacity and break the isolation. Group or individual lessons as needed.
The Relaxing stopover
Several disciplines - reflexology, socio-aesthetic, relaxation therapy - were selected to revive the feeling of relaxation and well-being. League against cancer offers patients suitable spaces and dedicated professionals: aesthetics cab, hairdressing salon, relaxation lounge ... For the need to feel good is not incompatible with the disease.
The Tips stopover
Under-nutrition, professional and financial fragility are common risks for whoever suffers from cancer. To support patients and their families, the League against cancer offers "Nutrition and Dietetics" aid, job finding support and Aidéa, support and information service for loans and insurability.
The Support stopover
Cancer enters one's life without knocking, and its impact is violent in psychological and social terms. To restore balance, the League against Cancer has developed a psychological support, social service coordination and home help.
The Leisure stopover
Focus on a work of art, speak with brushes, sharing one's impressions about a reading ... Art offers patients to escape the heavy burden of the disease. The « Pause Couleurs » workshop led by an artist and a psychologist, welcomes patients and caregivers around artistic expression, writing and reading.
The National League against Cancer Association
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST CANCER is a charity ASSOCIATION , that carries out three missions through the generosity of the public: financing research against cancer; preventive measures, information, cancer screening; assistance to patients and their relatives through the League Areas. The seat of the County Committee of Haute-Garonne is located on the Oncopole’s campus. The League continues its actions both on campus and in the various care facilities via its mobile unit supportive care.
League Area against Cancer: share, learn, relax.
Welcome to a place thought for you ...
Because the cancer disease has physical and psychological repercussions, The LEAGUE against cancer offers people with cancer or relatives of a sick person services tailored to their needs and free.
The League Area is thought to improve the care and quality of life during and after the disease.
Socio-aesthetic treatments, reflexology and relaxation therapy
The area offers physical activity suitable for people with cancer.
Objectives: help them regain confidence in their personal capacity and break the isolation.
Often cancer hit’s patients with no warning, its impact is violent on psychological and social terms. To help patients go thought their illness the League against cancer has set up psychological support, social service coordination and home care.
In support of patients and their relatives, the League against Cancer provides dietary support, helping patients getting back to work, legal advice and information on their rights to a loan and other bank problems.
Art offers patients to escape the burden of disease. The workshop "Pause Couleurs" animated by a visual artist and a psychologist, welcomes patients and relatives around artistic expression, writing and reading.
«The National League against Cancer is an association recognized of public utility, present in 103 departmental committees located throughout France. Thanks to public donations, the Haute-Garonne Committee accompanies everyday people with cancer and their families by providing them with many free support care provided by professionals. Beyond helping the sick, the League against Cancer is a key player in cancer research remaining the first private funder of research in France in this field. The League of Toulouse also conducts numerous field actions in the field of prevention, information and cancer screening.»
Professor Jean ESCAT,
President of the League Against cancer of Toulouse