Walk & Talk in Tameside

Sociable & Friendly Walk & Talk Sessions Suitable for those who want to get back into walking sessions available in Hyde Denton, Oxford Park, Ashton, Droylsden & Stalybridge Monday 10:30am - 30 Minutes HYDE Donneybrook medical centre, Clarendon Street Hyde, SK14 2AH Monday 10:30am - 30 minutes DENTON Millgate medical practice, 119 manchester rd, Manchester, M34 3RQ Tuesday 10:00am - 30 minutes DENTON* Active Denton, Victoria Street, Denton, M34 3GU Wednesday 10:00am - 30 minutes OXFORD PARK Active Oxford Park, Pottinger Street, Ashton OL7 0PW Thursday 10:30am - 30 minutes DROYLSDEN** St Martins Church, Greenside Lane, Droylsden, M43 7QS Friday 10:00am - 30 minutes STAYBRIDGE*** The Bowli

Free central heating offer

Winter weather may the last thing on everyone's mind right now but here's a great opportunity for Tameside residents who don’t have a central heating system in their home to get one for free in good time for the colder months ahead. The fund is targeting households that heat their property with electric storage heaters, room heaters or open fires. (If you just have gas in one or two rooms you may still be eligible e.g. kitchen.) The limited offer is part of Greater Manchester Warm Homes Fund which will install fully funded ‘first-time’ central heating systems to 500 homes across Greater Manchester on a first come first served basis. It aims to provide a helping hand to vulnerable households

Blood in your pee ? Be Clear on Cancer

Blood in pee could be a sign of cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable. So if you see blood in your pee, even it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. #BeClearonCancer For more info: www.nhs.uk/bip

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness month

Did you know that the Macmillan Support Line offers an interpretation service that is available in over 200 languages? Just call and state, in English, the language you would like to use. #EthnicMinorityCancerAwanessMonth

British Sign Language (BSL) Videos

Our British Sign Language cancer information videos are here to help you understand and cope with cancer. They cover what cancer is, signs and symptoms of cancer, what to expect if you are diagnosed, living with cancer, diet and cancer, coping with side effects, and cancer treatments.

The NHS at 70: Thank you from Lynda Thomas

Lynda Thomas, Macmillan cancer Support Chief Executive As we mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS I want to say a huge thank you for all the amazing work you do. I am so proud to be leading an organisation with such passionate, expert and hard-working individuals. Meeting with you, hearing your stories, experiences and opinions truly inspires me. I know Macmillan needs to be there for you too, to ensure you can help support people with cancer when they need it, in the best way for them. We will continue to influence and work with key decision makers, partners and service providers on vital issues such as workforce capacity, end-of-life care, system integration, and understanding the changing

Travel & travel insurance

Travel insurance is a popular topic of conversation among people affected by cancer. Our Travel insurance group on our Online Community is a place where people can share their experiences of finding affordable coverage suited to them. This month Online Community member Jules has booked a trip to Kos in May and is insured by the Post Office. She says 'I spoke to a very nice young man, who asked me all the appropriate questions and quoted me for my partner and I £122...He was very thorough on the questions especially where I wasn't sure, he talked me through it. I felt reassured.' You can read our most recent blog update, or visit the travel insurance group to take part in the discussion. Mor

Zahida on working on the Macmillan Support Line

Zahida is a Macmillan Information Support Officer based in Shipley. She works on the Macmillan Support Line and her role involves taking calls from people affected by cancer. She provides emotional support and, where needed, directs people to other sources of support – such as Macmillan nurses or welfare rights officers. read Zahida's story here

Easy read

We have a range of easy read booklets. These use simple language and pictures. They can be useful for anyone who finds it hard to read. You can read or order the booklets using the links below. You can also see easy read information about cancer produced by other organisations.

Audio Information

If you prefer to listen to information rather than read it, you can listen online, download or order a CD. We have over 50 free audiobooks covering cancer symptoms, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer. Click on the headphones for more information

Brave the shave

Many thanks & well done to Carol Connor who braved the shave to raise funds for Macmillan cancer support at Boots, crown point, Denton . Carol is a member of the pharmacy team at Boots. Tameside & Glossop Macmillan Information & Support volunteers were there to cheer Carol on & to increase awareness of the help support available to people affected by cancer. Many thanks to the team at Boots, our volunteers & especially Carol. Whether you're shaving your hair or donating to a brave shaver, your support means Macmillan can be there for even more people from the moment of their cancer diagnosis. Thanks to you we’ll be able to give them practical, emotional and genuinely personal support through

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Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW

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Drop-in service, no appointment needed. However please contact us first if you are making a special journey, to ensure someone is available to see you.