We offer free face to face support and information in your local community. Our team of experts are ready to listen and help you access a variety of support.

COVID-19 update

Macmillan's priority is the health and well-being of people with cancer, our staff and volunteers. In response to recent government guidance related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the difficult decision to cancel any further MISS bus visits for the time being. This is in support of the effort to reduce the spread of the virus and to limit any unnecessary risks.

We will be monitoring the situation over the coming weeks and months. We are doing everything we can to make sure Macmillan services continue to be available for much needed clinical, financial and emotional support during this difficult time.

Comprehensive cancer information and support is available on www.macmillan.org.uk and our online community continues to provide invaluable emotional and peer support. The Macmillan Support Line is open Monday - Friday between 9am-5pm on 0808 808 00 00.

About the Mobile Information Support Service

The Macmillan buses visit communities all year round, giving support to people who are living with or who are affected by cancer. Macmillan staff and volunteers on board can give information and support if you are living with or affected by cancer.

The six green buses are called Basil, Bertie, Beryl, Betty, Bronwyn and Dougie. The buses travel across the country, making it easier for you to get support if you live far away from one of our Information and Support centres.

Every bus has a quiet area if you want to have a private chat, and there’s no need to book an appointment.

Macmillan staff and trained volunteers give free information and advice on a range of issues, including:

  • Cancer signs and symptoms
  • Getting emotional support if you have cancer
  • Information on different cancer types, treatment and side effects
  • Money matters and work
  • Help if you are caring for someone with cancer
  • Finding further support in your area

A photograph of our MISS bus, Basil, and the support team.

“The team on board was very helpful and patient, they listened to me and gave me the confidence to open up and speak freely. I was given all the information I needed and was able to obtain travel insurance based on the information and advice I received that day.” Sheila, diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012 

Find a bus near you

Our buses have schedules organised months in advance so you can plan to meet one near you.

Below are lists of places and dates organised by date and location.  

  • Isle of Man

    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information

  • London, Anglia and South East of England
    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information 
  • North of England
     

    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information     

  • Scotland
     

    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information

  • East Midlands and West Midlands
     

    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information 

  • Central and South West England
     

    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information 

  • Wales
     

    We do not currently have dates scheduled for this area. Please check back soon for more information 

Contact us

If you have any questions about the mobile information service, email us on missadmin@macmillan.org.uk.

How we can help

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