Additional support for your patients

It’s hard to tell which patients need what support. Make sure they all know how Macmillan can help.

Cancer can affect everything: health, relationships, finances and more. Macmillan can provide a range of services to complement your vital work, giving you the resources you need to help people live as full a life as possible.

Working with you, we can be there for people during treatment, help with job and money worries and will always make time to listen if someone needs to talk.  Whatever’s needed – be it help with benefit applications or emotional support for the whole family – we can work together to transform how people live life with cancer.

From diagnosis, for as long as we’re needed, we’re here to help you support the people in your care and their loved ones. 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).

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How we can help

Financial support

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 advisers, energy advisers and grants assessors can help – with everything from mortgage holidays, early access to a pension or help with household bills.


If you feel that your patient is eligible for a Macmillan grant, you can find out more about applying on their behalf.

Financial tools for professionals

You don’t need to be a financial expert to have conversations with people about the financial impact of cancer. We’ve developed tools for healthcare professionals so you can tell patients what support is available.

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: