Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical, financial and emotional support and push for better cancer care. The number of people with cancer is growing every day, and Macmillan aims to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people.
The Information and Support Centre is staffed by Macmillan Information & Support Specialists and trained volunteers who can provide:
- Literature on all aspects of living with cancer
- Internet access to appropriate information resources (e.g. information, prescriptions)
- Opportunities to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer related issues
- Opportunities to talk to professionals in a private and comfortable room
- Telephone (01744 647 000) and online information for those not able to access the service in person
- Cancer events (such as ‘Living with and beyond Cancer’ open days and self-management courses) for survivors of cancer
- Macmillan liaise with a team of specialists and other agencies who are able to give information and advice about benefits, and they also offer a means-tested one-off grant payment to help cover a wide range of practical needs (e.g. help paying off a bill, or convalescence)
On a national level Macmillan have their own website (www.macmillan.org.uk), support line (0808 808 0000) and online community to support people affected by cancer.
How to Access
The Cancer Information and Support Centre is open from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday on the lower ground floor of St Helens Hospital – contact 01744 647 000 or 646 985 to find out more about any of the services that they provide. They also have some information on the St Helens Hospital webpage.