Corporate partners' service roles

Why do we work with corporate partners?

Corporate partners provide a fantastic way to promote our work to millions of people through staff and customer channels. Being able to include quotes and case studies through  our partners’ intranets, websites, staff and customer magazines and social media is invaluable to us.

We are also asked to invite professionals to attend events and we feel it is important you know how much you inspire our corporate partners staff and customers – so thank you for volunteering your time.

We’ve outlined the partners we are working with to provide a direct service for people living with and affected by cancer. We have included contact details - please do share these with any patients, their family and friends who would benefit from them.

Boots UK

Together Boots and Macmillan have developed bespoke training to create a new role – the Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist. The training is currently being rolled out and we aim to have 250 trained BMIPs in store from September. Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists are there for all customers affected by cancer, and will be on hand in some Boots stores to help connect people to cancer information services and experts in their local community and signpost them to wider Macmillan services.

We are also training No7 advisors to provide expertise and beauty guidance to minimise the visible side effects of cancer treatment and hope to launch this service in early 2013.

As well as in store information and support Boots colleagues have been involved in a variety of volunteering activities.

Find out more about our partnership with Boots.

npower

Macmillan Cancer Support works closely with npower and together have developed the Fuel Management Programme to lift people affected by cancer out of fuel poverty.

The Programme provides people with assistance with bills and arrears as well as energy efficiency advice. Over 1,000 npower customers received help from the programme and nearly a million pounds has been unlocked for people affected by cancer since the project launched.

If your patient is an npower customer and spending more than 10% of their income on fuel please encourage them to call the Macmillan Support Line for more information. Alternatively, people can find out more information about payments, grants and schemes to help with energy and housing costs.

Find out more about our partnership with npower and our fuel poverty campaign and the warm home discount.