Across the UK
When people think of Macmillan, they often think of Macmillan nurses. But did you know that we fund a host of expert professionals up and down the country too? Many of them work in services that support people affected by cancer to take back control and live healthy, independent lives following their treatment.
Macmillan Social Care Coordinator, Jan, makes sure people with cancer have a smooth transition between health and social care. She gets people access to the services they need when they need them, and remains a first point of contact.
A new Specialist Macmillan Cancer Counsellor is helping people cope with the impact of cancer. ‘When treatment stops, people can struggle coming to terms with what has happened,’ says Abigail. ‘Cancer is probably the biggest psychological fight they have ever faced.’
A new Macmillan rehabilitation and wellbeing service is working in partnership with two local hospices to empower people living with life-limiting illnesses. This approach allows them to manage their condition through a series of workshops and courses such as ‘managing fatigue’ and ‘mindfulness’.
Two new Macmillan Speech and Language Therapists – Sali and Danna – are helping people with head and neck cancers access support in rural South West and Mid Wales using telemedicine. Their service cuts down travel time significantly for people learning to talk, eat and drink again.
People with life-limiting illnesses on Skye can now receive specialist advice and support from Gill, a Macmillan Palliative Care Rural Pharmacist. Based in the Boots UK store on the island’s high street, Gill’s role is truly groundbreaking.
Macmillan has helped develop an innovative programme for people in Belfast with complex needs following gynaecological or colorectal cancer treatment. Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dieticians are on hand to offer personalised support on fatigue, stress, incontinence and sexual difficulties.
If you, or someone you know has been affected by cancer, we're here for you.