About us

The charity has been operating for over 35 years, providing a range of services to those affected by cancer from our base at 10 Ednam Road, Dudley; we are located close to a range of other amenities including public transport. Free and accessible parking is available on site and anyone is welcome to drop in at any time to find out about what services are available, there is no need to make an appointment.

The service is co-ordinated by a small staff team assisted by volunteers. We work closely with a range of additional services and partners to ensure those affected by cancer receive the best possible support.

History of White House Cancer Support

Upon receiving her own breast cancer diagnosis, Elizabeth Harris founded White House Cancer Support in the early 1980’s after realising, within the wider community there was very little support available to those affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Never driven by extrinsic awards, Elizabeth and those who supported her built the foundations of the charity upon the values of sharing love, compassion, empathy, and justice for all those affected by the disease. A great believer and a champion of collective power and action, Elizabeth was very much of the opinion that people cannot always do things on their own.  At times we all need help from others, and by supporting and working together positive change can occur. As a great ambassador and champion for those affected by cancer, Elizabeth encouraged everyone to do their best to help others, but she was always fully aware of the transience of life, so for her it was everyone doing their best and feeling their best in the moment. Hence her adoption of the William Blake quote “Catch the Joy as it Flies”.

White House Cancer Support has been in operation for almost forty years; and due to collective efforts of all involved it has come a long way from its inception to present day. Elizabeth Harris would be immensely proud not only of her own achievements but the achievements of all.

Help us make a difference

The services have been developed according to the needs of those affected by cancer, including carers and wider family members. 

People’s experience of cancer plays a valuable contribution towards the development of all cancer services. Your views are important to us, as it allows us to influence policy makers and clinicians. If you would like to become part of this influencing process please contact us

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) was created by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. In 2017, White House Cancer Support won this prestigious award and on behalf of all who are associated with the charity, we thank all our volunteers for their outstanding support.

What people say about the charity:

For 32 years this wonderful organisation has given comfort, support & guidance to countless numbers of people probably at the lowest points in their lives. Last year alone some 10,000 people were supported by a handful of dedicated staff and a small army of roughly 90 volunteers undertaking a variety of tasks from driving clients to appointments to leading self-help groups, fundraising and many others. The services are in demand not only in Dudley but from neighbouring areas as well.”  Councillor Steve Waltho