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Volunteering Service: Macmillan Solutions: Manchester

Volunteering Service: Macmillan Solutions: Manchester

Practical help and support groups

Macmillan Solutions offers practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including carers. We aim to match a volunteer suitable for you, somebody whom we think you might get on with, as feeling at ease with a volunteer is very important. Volunteers may offer transport to a hospital appointment, shopping, befriending or cut your lawn every couple of weeks. We are also able to support Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka speakers through partnership with Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, Manchester. Please telephone or e-mail us. We then arrange to visit and see what help is required. Note support is only available if we have a suitable volunteer at the time. We are based in Salford at Audacious Church. If we have volunteers available we will take referrals from Greater Manchester; please telephone to discuss. Contact us Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Cancer type(s):

Anal cancer, Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), Bladder cancer, Bone cancer, Bone cancer secondary, Bowel cancer, Brain tumours, Brain tumours secondary, Breast cancer in women, Breast cancer DCIS, Breast cancer in men, Breast cancer secondary, Colon and rectal cancer, Cervical cancer, Childrens cancers, Endocrine tumours, Eye cancer (ocular melanoma), Fallopian tube cancer, Gall bladder cancer, Head & neck cancers, Kaposis sarcoma, Kidney cancer, Larynx cancer, Leukaemia, Leukaemia acute lymphoblastic, Leukaemia acute myeloid, Leukaemia chronic lymphocytic, Leukaemia chronic myeloid, Liver cancer, Liver cancer secondary, Lung cancer, Lung cancer secondary, Lymph node cancer secondary, Lymphoma, Lymphoma Hodgkin, Lymphoma non-Hodgkin, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Myeloma, Neuroendocrine tumours, Ovarian cancer, Oesophageal (gullet) cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Penis cancer, Prostate cancer, Pseudomyxoma peritonei, Skin cancer, Small bowel cancer, Soft tissue sarcomas, Spinal cord tumours, Stomach cancer, Testicular cancer, Thymus cancer, Thyroid cancer, Trachea (windpipe) cancer, Unknown primary cancer, Vagina cancer, Vulva cancer and Womb (endometrial) cancer

Practical & Emotional support - befriending, transport, cleaning, gardening, painting, dog walking, shopping etc. Supports Adults; Carers; Patients; Relatives; Parents of Children or Young Adults with cancer; Men; Women; Diverse community group (Chinese); Bisexual; Gay; Lesbian; Transgender; Religious group

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Bereavement support
  • Financial support
  • Home visiting
  • Hospital visiting
  • Information
  • Provision for deaf/hard of hearing
  • Provision for learning difficulties
  • Provision for visually impaired
  • Spoken interpretation service
  • Support from Health Professionals
  • Transport service

Catchment area:

Greater Manchester

  • Opening times:

    Not applicable

Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch with us on the details below.

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