If you're supporting a loved one through cancer Macmillan is here for you.
You may feel like you're just doing your bit - but the support you provide is key. From helping with household chores or personal care, to providing transport or just being there to listen. It makes all the difference.
You may feel overwhelmed, exhausted and drained - physically, emotionally, and financially. You're likely to need support too and we're here to help - from free information booklets to details of self-help and support groups. You may be eligible for financial help or rights at work. We can help guide you through.
Visit macmillan.org.uk/carers to find out more.
When you're supporting someone with cancer, your finances can feel the strain. Whether it's transport to hospital, picking up extra shopping or helping with their bills and household costs - it can all add up. You may have reduced your working hours too. If you're worried about money or work, we can help. Call our Support Line or visit macmillan.org.uk/carers to find out more.
Emotional support and practical help
Sometimes it can be hard to put on a brave face when you're supporting a loved one with cancer. You don't have to cope alone. If you have questions or just need to talk things through, we're here to listen. Whatever you need, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 8am-9pm). You can also access support through our Online Community. To speak to someone who knows how you feel, because they're facing cancer, or are close to someone who is, go to community.macmillan.org.uk
We have information resources on how to manage the practicalities of supporting someone through cancer, as well as tips on coping with the range of emotions their cancer diagnosis can bring. It's all free and available at be.macmillan.org.uk/carers
We can also direct you to local services in your area that can help you, such as local carers' centres and support groups. Call our Support Line to find out more.
Charlotte Argyle, Carers Support Programme Manager at Macmillan:
"As the number of people living with cancer doubles in the next 20 years from two to four million, the number of carers will also increase. It's vitally important cancer carers are fully supported to enable them to cope with the demands of their role. As a Carers' Week supporter we can reach and support more cancer carers, celebrate their contribution and lobby government for increased support."
Whatever you need, the Macmillan team is here for you, every step of the way. Because we care.