Our strategic partners
We have a long history of working in partnership with other organisations to develop and deliver innovative cancer care services at a local level. We value all our partners but have formed some particular strategic alliances to influence wider service delivery throughout the UK.
The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE) represents 1,700 of the most senior executives and managers in UK local government.
SOLACE draws on the expertise, experience and ideas of those in local government, and influences and improves public policy delivery.
Since 2010, Macmillan Cancer Support and SOLACE have worked together to raise awareness of Macmillan's activities, and are developing a number of partnerships with local authorities. These partnerships will focus on re-shaping services for cancer patients and their families, developing innovative local services and better co-ordinating care and support in communities.
For more information, visit the SOLACE website.
The Citizens Advice service remains the best known and most trusted source of free, independent and impartial advice, helping over two million people with seven million problems each year.
Cancer can often radically alter the financial circumstances of those affected by it, and lead to a loss of income and extra expenses. More than five years ago, Macmillan formed a partnership with Citizens Advice and started funding Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) to improve the finances of people living with cancer, and their immediate family and carers.
The Macmillan CAB services aim to help clients reduce the burden of financial problems allowing them to focus on their health and pay for care, discharge from hospital earlier, afford a better diet and get back into work.
From March 2007 to March 2011, CAB and Macmillan helped over 39,000 people with over 190,000 problems and secured over £77 million in additional financial support for clients.
For more information, visit the Citizens Advice website.
The Richmond Group
The Richmond Group of charities is a coalition of 10 leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector.
The group works together as a collective voice to better influence health and social care, with the aim to improve support for long term conditions for the 17 million patients we represent. Together, we have identified key factors that the health and social care system must embrace in order to be sustainable and ensure productivity and quality.
For more information, download our report: How to deliver high-quality, patient-centred, cost-effective care.