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Macmillan Carers Service

Macmillan Carers Service

Practical help and support groups

Our team provide information and support to families or friends helping someone through cancer. The person you are helping may be newly diagnosed, receiving treatment, recovering from cancer or managing a terminal diagnosis. You may be helping with cleaning, shopping, trips to hospital, organising health and social care services or being an emotional support. Some of the things we can help you with include:carers allowance and Macmillan grants, managing your caring role, working and caring, linking to other services, palliative care and advance care planning. We can talk to you on the phone, meet you in person in your home or a place of your choice. You can follow the service on twitter at Twitter@macmillancarers.

Group supports: Adults, carers, relatives, children whose relative has cancer, young adults affected by cancer, men, women, diverse community group, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, religious group

We offer:

  • Bereavement support
  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Counselling
  • Financial support
  • Home visiting
  • Hospital visiting
  • Information
  • Internet use available
  • Professional counselling
  • Provision for deaf/hard of hearing
  • Provision for learning difficulties
  • Provision for visually impaired

Catchment area:

Essex (including Southend and Thurrock)

  • 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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