'I probably only realised I was a carer about halfway into Renate’s treatment.'
'It was a tough blow to deal with. Very tough.'
'We talk about absolutely everything now. Nothing’s off the table anymore.'
'I didn’t really consider myself as his carer.'
If you provide unpaid practical and emotional support to a person who would not manage without your help, you’re a carer.
Enhance your skills and knowledge through e-learning modules, face-to-face courses, events and toolkits.
Order or download free, reliable information for the people you support. Our booklets cover signs and symptoms, diagnosis, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer. There is also merchandise, signage and everyday essentials.
Four in five people are worse off financially because of their cancer diagnosis. Please tell your patients that we can help with guidance on financial planning, mortgages, accessing pensions and insurance and provide advice on benefits they may be entitled to.
Read Imogen's blog about her experience as a Macmillan support line volunteer. She highlights the benefits of talking about cancer and looks at some of the different ways people can start talking.
If you've just joined up and aren't sure where to start, this is the group for you. Tell us a bit about what brings you here, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Someone will be on hand to welcome you and point you in the right direction