MAC13009 E05 Cover

A guide for young people who look after someone with cancer

Booklet
Published: 01 Jan 2021
Next review: 01 Jan 2024
Edition: 5
MAC13009 E05 Cover

This guide is about looking after someone who has cancer. It is for young people under the age of 18.

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Published: 01 Jan 2021
Next review: 01 Jan 2024
Edition: 5

This guide is about looking after someone who has cancer. It is for young people under the age of 18.

About this booklet

This guide is about looking after someone who has cancer. It is for young people under the age of 18. We have put it together with the help of other young carers.

The guide explains what it means to be a young carer, where you can get help and support, how to look after yourself and how to cope with practical, emotional and financial issues.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.