Additional support for your patients

It’s hard to tell which patient with cancer has money worries. Make sure they all know how Macmillan can help.

Eighty-three per cent of people living with cancer find they are impacted financially by their diagnosis. Our team of specialist financial guides, welfare and benefits advisors, energy advisors and grants assessors can help – with everything from mortgage holidays, early access to a pension or help with household bills. 

Financial worries may not be someone’s first concern when they learn they have cancer, but identifying potential concerns early gives them time to explore options and get things moving. Whether someone is living with cancer, or caring for someone who is, they can call us free on 0800 808 00 00 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm) or visit

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Tools for healthcare professionals

We know that you’re not financial experts – and you don’t need to be. To support you to have conversations with people about the financial impact of cancer, and tell them what support is available, we’ve developed two new tools for healthcare professionals.

You can also order copies of a set of flashcards outlining how you can help to make money one less worry for your patients.

Other support for your patients

Emotional and practical support >

Whether people have questions about treatment, work, relationships, or just want someone to listen, our confidential support line can help 0808 808 00 00.

Expert information >

Resources written in collaboration with professionals and people affected by cancer, on over 500 topics, to help people regain control of their lives.

Information and support centres >

Our local centres aim to provide a listening ear and information on everything from support groups to booklets and other information free of charge. Some also offer counselling, complementary therapy or support to deal with issues such as hair loss. No appointment is needed, and everyone is welcome.

Online Community >

A network of people affected by cancer which anyone can join to get support from others. It’s anonymous, free, and available 24/7.

Support for carers >

Help for those looking after someone with cancer, including their rights at work, financial support, and help with the emotional and physical aspects of caring.

Support for you and your colleagues

We have a range of tools and resources specifically developed to support you and your colleagues in providing cancer care. From early diagnosis to e-learning and research, any health or social care professional in the UK can access the following: