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Macmillan Cancer Support

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 vital. From helping with household chores or personal care, to providing transport or just being there to listen. It makes all the difference.

We understand how being a carer can affect you - physically, emotionally, and financially. Caring can be a fulfilling and positive experience, but you may also feel overwhelmed or exhausted. 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 to find out more or call our Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 8am-9pm).

Financial support

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 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. 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. Go to

We have information resources on how to manage the practicalities of supporting someone through cancer, as well as coping with the impact on your work, finances, relationships and emotions. It's all free and available at

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, or visit

Charlotte Argyle, Carers Support Programme Manager at Macmillan:

"There are over 1.4 million people in the UK looking after a loved one with cancer, yet half don't receive any help to care. It's essential that cancer carers get the support they need to maintain their health and well-being, as well as their caring role. Macmillan offers practical, emotional and financial help for carers and the people they care for. We also campaign to raise awareness and improve support for carers throughout the UK."

Carers Week 2018

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