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Everyone should have the right to choose where they die.
We are campaigning for a system of free social care at the end of life. But we need your support to make sure this is a priority for all the major political parties.
Macmillan campaigns for a better deal for people affected by cancer. We want everyone with cancer to receive the right level of treatment and support, regardless of who they are and where they live.
What do we want
We want the NHS and benefits system to consider the specific needs of cancer patients, so that they do not have to personally bear the cost of their treatment. We want the health service and social care services to treat the person, not just the disease, and we want cancer treatment and care to remain a priority for the Government.
June 2014: Our latest policy report, Waiting to benefit [PDF] was launched on June 16. It outlines Macmillan’s new research on how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is working for people living with cancer in its first year. Read the executive statement [PDF].
May 2014: Macmillan Question Time May 7 marked one year to go till the General Election in 2015. Find out what happened.
March 2014: Norman Lamb, confirmed that statutory guidance on the identification of carers by local authorities and the NHS, would accompany the Care Bill. Find out more about out Carers campaign.
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General Election 2015
May 7th marks one year till the General Election. Sign up to attend our Macmillan Question Time event or submit a question for the panel. Get involved here.
Tackle the carers' crisis
Almost a million people in England help care for a friend or family member with cancer. But they’re not getting the support they need. Find out more.
The Age Old Excuse
We believe that age is just a number. It’s not an excuse to treat older people with cancer differently. Help us to make sure older people are offered cancer treatment and care based on their needs, not on their age. Join our campaign.
Give hospital car parking charges the boot
Many cancer patients in England are still paying the full price for hospital parking even though the government states it should be free or reduced. Take action to abolish these charges once and for all.
Cancer's Hidden Price Tag
Four in five cancer patients are hit with an average cost of £570 a month as a result of their illness. Help our campaign to cut the cost of cancer.
Put the fair into welfare
Proposed changes to the benefits system could have left cancer patients without vital financial support when they need it most. Find out more.
Free prescriptions for cancer patients
Macmillan campaigned successfully for free prescriptions for cancer patients. Find out more.
Campaign locally for Macmillan
There are lots of ways you can support Macmillan’s campaigns, from attending events to lobbying your MP. Find out more.
Macmillan are campaigning for the next government in 2015 to make cancer a priority to tackle this crisis and support people affected by cancer.
Support our campaign today.
Meet Ena, 80 year old martial arts instructor and lollipop lady, and join our campaign to make sure older people are offered cancer treatment and care based on their needs, not on their age.
By supporting our campaigns locally you can help improve the day-to-day lives of cancer patients and their families. We have created some handy tools to get you started with local campaigning – check them out here.