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West Lancs Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service

West Lancs Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service

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Our team is here to offer free and confidential support, advice and information to you, your family and carers, now and in the future. We offer time to meet with you and talk together, helping you to plan and live well. Whatever your problem we will go the extra mile to support you living with and beyond cancer. We offer emotional support, cancer information materials, access to benefits advice, Holistic Needs Assessments, & signposting to local support groups. We provide the Coventry University/Macmillan ‘HOPE Course' (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) three times per year, to help people manage the day to day impact cancer has on their lives and rediscover their strengths after treatment ends. The HOPE course for carers is delivered twice a year. We provide Health & Wellbeing Events twice a year, to support people living with and beyond cancer to support self-management through the many services available locally. We work closely with our 'Move More' physio team who undertake an assessment and provide a personalised activity plan and access to supervised activity in the community or hospital gym. We also work closely with local therapists including Boots to offer pamper sessions. Our monthly Support Group Meetings are the 1st Monday of the month 1.30-3pm at the Skelmersdale Macmillan Centre. Carers Café Support group meeting 1st Tuesday of the month 1.30-3pm at Skelmersdale Support Centre. Aughton Support Group meeting is at The Ministry Centre, Christ Church, Long Lane, Aughton 2nd Friday of the month 9.30-11.30am. We have outreach sessions across West Lancs including: Parbold Surgery- 1st Wednesday of the month 9.30-11.30am; North Meols Medical centre- 2nd Wednesday of the month 9.30-11.30am and Tarleton Health Centre-Last Friday of the month 9.30-11.30am. Please ring 01695 402164 to make an appointment. Follow us on Facebook: Macmillan West Lancs & Twitter: macmillanWL

We offer:

  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Home visiting
  • Internet use available
  • Benefits Advice
  • Look Good, Feel Better
  • Self Help & Support Groups
  • User groups
  • Opening times:

    Macmillan Centre Skelmersdale is open Monday to Friday 13.00 - 16.30 (closed bank holidays). Drop in and appointments available too.

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