In 2009 a number of like-minded people from the community came together to form a charity to support people diagnosed with and recovering from cancer. Central to this was a recognition of the need for a supportive and safe environment offering free psychological, emotional and practical support services to cancer patients, their families and carers. Led by a voluntary Board of Directors, Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House opened its doors in 2010.
A range of services are provided free of charge delivered by a small staff team, professionals and a wonderful team of almost 70 volunteers. In 2021 we were one of ten centres who participated in a pilot audit conducted by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and we were deemed compliant with their best practice guidance for community cancer support centres.