We do whatever it takes to support people with cancer, emotionally, physically, financially. It’s never not our problem.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. We look at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaign for better cancer care.
At Macmillan you’ll find talented people working together to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer. We’re going all out to find even better ways to help even more people who need our support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions.
We work with partners to provide services for people living with cancer at every stage of their cancer experience.
Our services include:
- Expert cancer advice on our Macmillan Support Line, and in person at our Macmillan cancer centres at hospitals, hospices, libraries and other community locations.
- Award-winning cancer booklets and website information – we produce independent, expert, up-to-date information for people affected by cancer. Our cancer information is based on the latest research and is reviewed every 2 to 3 years.
- Trained health and social care professionals, including:
- Macmillan allied health professionals
- Macmillan GPs
- Macmillan nurses
- Macmillan support workers.
- Spaces for people to find peer support
- our Online Community
- support via our social media channels
- self-help and support groups.
- Volunteer services
- Buddying or befriending – providing emotional support or someone to talk to.
- Helping with everyday tasks – like shopping, gardening, cleaning, or walking the dog.
- Keeping someone company – accompanying or driving people to their appointments.
- Work mentoring – supporting people to return to work after a cancer experience.
- Macmillan Grants
Macmillan Grants are one-off payments to help people on low incomes who need immediate support with costs caused by, or related to their cancer
- Welfare benefits advice service
Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advice Services across the UK help people affected by cancer access the benefits, tax credits, and grants they are entitled to.