15 April 2015
Responding to the Liberal Democrat general election manifesto Dr Fran Woodard, Director of Policy and Research says:
“Macmillan Cancer Support welcomes the Liberal Democrat’s commitment to free social care at the end of life in their manifesto. If implemented, this could make a real difference in helping people with cancer die in the place of their choice, usually at home.
“This is one of the areas of care which people with cancer told us mattered most to them this general election.
“In addition, the Lib Dems have also committed to placing a new duty on the NHS to identify carers and have acknowledged the need for improved cancer survival rates and a well-trained NHS workforce.
“Macmillan is looking to all political parties to make cancer care a priority in their manifestos. We will then be urging whoever wins the election to implement the promises they’ve made and improve the lives of people with cancer.”
For further information, please contact:
Charlotte Morris, Media and PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 091 2467 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200
today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00
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