Macmillan and Parliament
The Care Bill
The Care Bill is a crucial opportunity to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer carers and people at the end of life. We welcome the government’s ambition to create a system in which everyone can get the care they need, when they need it. However, there are currently significant gaps in the support which must be addressed for their ambition to be realised.
Read our briefing for the second reading of the Care Bill [PDF]
Our campaign priorities
Macmillan is working with parliamentarians and decision-makers to:
Campaigning in Parliament: the Care Bill
Last year we held an event in Parliament that brought together over 30 MPs and a group of Cancer Voices, many of whom have cared for a loved one with cancer.
They discussed the urgent needs of cancer carers and of cancer patients at the end of life, and the opportunity the Care Bill represents to address some of these needs. Click the video above to see some of the MPs and carers explained why the Care Bill is so important. Read the latest from the campaign here.
Our campaigns, news and events
There are almost a million people looking after someone with cancer in England with half suffering with mental health problems as a result of their caring. Read our briefing on how this can be improved through the Care Bill. Read our briefing on the campain here.
Macmillan's new guide aims to help MPs understand the four stages of the cancer journey and the bodies in the new NHS that play an important role during each stage. Download the guide here [PDF].
More about Macmillan
Learn more out about our current campaigns, including fuel poverty and social care, as well as seeing what support and information services Macmillan has to offer. Get involved with events in your local area and find out about our London and national events, including the annual World's Biggest Coffee Morning.