A carer is someone who supports a friend, family member of neighbour living with cancer.Get support
In 2016 Macmillan campaigned to make sure the government’s new Carers Strategy for England would give cancer carers the support they need. A huge number of campaigners got involved, with over 15,000 people signing our petition and 400 carers sharing their experiences of supporting someone with cancer. Thank you to everyone who took action.
On 5 June 2018 the government published their new 2 year Carers Action plan, including the announcement that Health Education England (HEE) will work with carers and charities to develop training to better support carers.
This is a big win for the campaign, as a lack of appropriate training or support is something that came out very strongly in the experiences cancer carers shared.
But we don’t think that the plan goes far enough. Find out more in our article.
With your help, we also successfully campaigned to make sure the Care Act (2014) improved the identification of and signposting to support for people looking after a loved one with cancer. Read more about our campaign successes.
We continue to campaign to make sure cancer carers get the support they need. Join us today.
15,115 campaigners signed our petition.