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Support for those affected by cancer can be valuable for their mental and emotional wellbeing.

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Our Macmillan Cancer Support service is available at whatever stage of the cancer journey you are at and however you are affected whether you are the patient, carer or worried about a friend or family member. This project is provided in partnership between Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and Macmillan Cancer Support and is available to anyone aged 50+.

How can this service help me?

We can help you find the information you need and get the right support to improve your wellbeing and maintain your independence. We will provide anything from a one-off visit to more long term, regular support depending on your needs.

  • Advice and information
  • Signposting and contacting other agencies on your behalf
  • Access to practical support for independent living
  • Support with claiming welfare benefits
  • Leisure & recreational activities to encourage health and wellbeing
  • The HOPE Lifestyle Management Course
  • A listening ear
  • Support during palliative care
  • Support following bereavement

We know that any question you have will be important to you and we will do our best to help.

Where is this service available?

This service is available to anyone affected by cancer across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Is this service free of charge?

Yes. The service is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and is free to you.

How do I access this service?

Please contact us for an initial chat after which one of the project coordinators will arrange to visit you at home to find out more about the help you need.

Ros Moore: 0116 2237370 or 0773 4960242
rosalind.moore@ageukleics.org.uk

Karen Valentine 0116 2046440 or 0773 4960243
karen.valentine@ageukleics.org.uk

About Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. But no one should go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way, from the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment to the campaigners improving cancer care. Please visit the Macmillan website for more information.

Further Information

Our Macmillan Leaflet provides more information on this service.

Further Information