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Do you know someone with cancer who lives in Manchester? If so, we hope that they are getting all the medical care they need. But what about their day to day life? Could they do with a bit of extra support to help them enjoy the things that matter most to them?
All Macmillan volunteers have been trained. They all understand cancer, some from personal experience.
We have volunteers who will come and meet with them either at their home or another convenient place.
All Macmillan volunteers have been trained. They all understand cancer, some from personal experience. Our volunteers will be happy to sit and have a chat about the sort of help Macmillan Solutions can provide.
Anne was referred to Macmillan Solutions by her social worker. Since being diagnosed with cancer she struggled to keep up with housework and the clutter was getting her down.
We sent two volunteers round one morning a week to help sort through things and decide what to do with them. They lend a hand with other jobs too like the ironing and they always find time to sit quietly with Anne and chat with her about how her treatment is going.
Another person, we’ll call him James, has four children and is very tired with all his cancer treatment. He is very upset that he is not able to take his son to football. A young male volunteer is helping with the football and a Macmillan grant has been used to contribute towards the purchase of a football strip. The volunteer is now helping his sister get some kick boxing lessons sorted out.
Macmillan Solutions provides practical, emotional and financial support for people affected by cancer through Macmillan trained volunteers.
There are currently three volunteer led projects all run by volunteers. They will aim to get back to you in seven working days.
Tel: 0161 830 7000 (9am -5pm, Monday - Friday)
Available to anyone affected by cancer living in Manchester, regardless of faith or religion.
Tel: 0161 248 6823 (9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Thursday and 9.30am - 1pm, Friday)
Available for anyone in the areas of Longsight, Gorton and Levenshulme.
Tel: 0161 833 0377 (9.30am -5.30pm, Monday - Friday)
Available to anyone Chinese who is affected by cancer living in City of Manchester. Volunteers speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka and English. Advice is also available to anyone supporting members of the Chinese community
To find out more about Macmillan Solutions and how you can support the projects contact:
Would you like to volunteer for Macmillan Cancer Support. See all of our volunteering opportunities for Macmillan Solutions and more.
Find out more about Macmillan's work in Greater Manchester and other ways they can support you or you can get involved.
Find a local or mobile cancer information and support centre near you.
Being told you have cancer or that your cancer has returned can leave you feeling shocked, upset and very isolated. Talking to someone who has been through the same thing can really help.
Connect with people in similar situations, get help and support in our Macmillan online community.
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