Macmillan Cancer Support
Description of service
Improves the lives of people affected by cancer. Provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. As well as providing help and social care professionals (Macmillan Nurses) the support provided includes Macmillan Support Line, and vital information services in hospitals, libraries and the community. Also provide benefits advice services, Macmillan Grants, and support to carers. Offers Learn Zone, a range of free learning and development opportunities for people affected by cancer, some of which may also be of relevance to health and social care professionals. Macmillan supports a huge network of self-help and support groups. There is access to a translator for anyone calling the main helpline for people needing help in other languages and additional support for the hard of hearing. Some written information available in other languages as well as braille and large print.