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Arran Cancer Support Trust (ArCaS)

Arran Cancer Support, known as ArCaS, is a voluntary organisation which provides free and confidential services to patients.

ArCaS was founded in 1989 to support patients and carers on Arran who were struggling with the challenges of cancer.

We are funded by donations and also by money raised at the ArCaS Charity Shop in Brodick, which is staffed by volunteers who live on Arran and is located near the ferry terminal.

We have established close links with all local health care professionals, allowing us to expand our service provision to meet the needs of our local cancer patients.

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ArCaS Support Nurse

  • North Ayrshire

This part-time role within the NHS is funded by ArCaS. It has been set up to improve the experience for people on Arran – that is those with cancer and/or those who are affected by cancer.

We are awa...


  • North Ayrshire

A counselling service arranged through ArCaS is available for people on Arran, living with Cancer to help you manage your condition. Please call to find out how we can help you.

Ferry Travel Warrant (Hospital Appointments)

  • North Ayrshire

Are you self employed, a seasonal worker, or just worried about the cost of ferry travel for hospital appointments especially for a sustained course of treatment?​Ferry Travel Warrants can be collected fro...

Transport (Hospital Appointments)

  • North Ayrshire

Transport service for people of Arran struggling to get to hospital appointments.

Wellbeing Support

  • North Ayrshire

We know that undergoing treatment for cancer can be very disruptive for the patient and their family.

ArCaS can support people living on Arran after your conventional treatment has ended by link...

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