Get the support you need

We know how challenging it is to live with cancer during this uncertain time. We’re doing everything we can to support you right now.

If you need to talk, we'll listen. Call our Support Line free* on 08082399397.

We're open, 7 days a week, 8am-8pm. You can also write to us or chat with us.

If you're worried about coronavirus, we have guidance to support you.

You can also visit the Online Community any time, day or night.

Macmillan Support Line

The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you are worried about money, work or treatment, or you just want to speak about whatever matters to you, we’ll listen and support you.

Call us for free* on 08082399397.

You can also write to us or chat with us.

Emotional support and practical information

Our cancer information advisers offer a listening ear and are ready to talk about whatever matters to you. They can also provide expert cancer information to help you find your best way through.

(7 days a week, 8am - 8pm)

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Clinical information

Our experienced cancer nurses will talk you through specialist information about your diagnosis and treatment. They can help you understand what to expect from your prognosis and share key information to help you manage symptoms and side effects.

(7 days a week, 8am - 8pm)

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Financial support

Cancer can be tough on your finances. Our financial guides offer personalised support and guidance to help you deal with money worries. They can also explain financial products, so you can best manage your money.

If you need information on benefits and financial support, our welfare rights advisers will make sure you’re not missing out on anything you may be entitled to. They can also help you find out if you’re eligible for alternative sources of support or services.

If cancer is affecting your ability to pay the bills, the energy advice team are here for you. They can check if you’re entitled to any additional support through charitable grants – no matter who supplies your gas, electricity and water.

Financial guidance (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm)
Welfare rights (Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm)
Energy advice team (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm)
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Work guidance

Cancer and its treatments may affect your work life. The work support team can help you to understand your rights at work. They can also offer guidance on how to talk to your employer and negotiate adjustments at work. If you need one-off legal advice they can refer you as well as provide information on sick pay and taking time off.

Work support team (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm)

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Opening times may vary by service. (*About call charges)

Online Community

The Macmillan Online Community is a safe space, where you can share experiences, ask questions or vent your emotions at any time, day or night. You can join groups relevant to your cancer or interests, or talk to others who understand what you're going through.

"I didn't understand how warm a virtual hug can be." – Daloni, on the Online Community.

Visit the Online Community.

Sign up for a Telephone Buddy

We offer a free telephone befriending service for people living with cancer. We’ll match you up with a volunteer Buddy for a weekly phone call. You can sign up today.

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