You can contact the Macmillan information and support service on 0161 922 5644 and by email
We are here to provide practical & emotional support to anyone affected by cancer. If you have any questions, if you’re unsure our service can help or, if you would like to discuss the service we offer we would welcome your contact
please contact us by phone 0161 922 5644 or 5643 email
We provide literature & practical support on all aspects of living with cancer including concerns, emotional issues, managing side effects, financial issues including travel & Insurance costs, claiming the appropriate benefits, managing your finances, managing debts, employment support (both for employees & employers), & help to access the support available in your area and more.
Macmillan Solutions 0161 830 7003 or 07850 686 366, email
Macmillan Solutions offers emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer in their own homes or local community venues. Macmillan Solutions aim to give beneficiaries more independence, choice and control in their lives, by providing them with a range of support depending on their needs.
The kind of support offered can include befriending, a listening ear, gardening, shopping, simple DIY, telephone support, transport, dog walking and many other tasks. This service can be for an individual, family, carer or friend.
Macmillan Cancer Support National Helpline
Macmillan Cancer Supports National helpline is available please call 0808 808 00 00 (open seven days a week 9am to 5pm).
If you would prefer to send us an email please complete this form.
The Macmillan Support Line can help with clinical, practical and financial information.
The Macmillan Support Line, staffed by trained experts, offers people with cancer and their loved ones practical, clinical, financial and emotional support.
Cancer information and support
This team answers each call, provides emotional and practical support, or can just listen if you need to talk. They will help find the best support for you
Please note that conversations with our Support Line advisers are confidential, but may be recorded for quality and training purposes.
Outside the UK
If you're calling from outside of the UK you can contact us on +44 207 091 2230. We are unable to advise on healthcare systems overseas.
Deaf or hard of hearing
Are you deaf or hard of hearing? To make a text relay call, dial 18001 followed by 0808 808 00 00, or download the Relay UK app (Google Play/App Store).
If you prefer to speak to us in another language, interpreters are available. Just state, in English, the language you want to use when you call.
Macmillan's Online Community
If you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, our Online Community is a place you can talk to others who understand what you are going through.
Many of our Community members say hearing from others who are going through similar experiences helps them feel less alone. This site is a safe space for you to be open about fears and emotions that might be difficult to discuss with family and friends.
Whatever you need to talk about there are others available to listen and support you. Find out more here
Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working closely with partners to support the local community with a wide-ranging response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Together we pledge to:
Redeploy staff to keep vital services running – even if they have to be delivered in a different way
Work to try and ensure our residents don’t lose their homes because they are affected by COVID19
Ensure that those who work for care providers don’t have to choose between their wage, their health and the health of those they support
Work with schools and other education providers to help ensure the safety of those attending
Work with community partners and the private sector to ensure everyone has access to food whether they are unwell, isolating or caring
Support, encourage and mobilise the huge community spirit which exists in Tameside
Please use online services where possible at www.tameside.gov.uk
A central telephone line has been set up for residents who require support at this time – this may be because they are self-isolating or they feel vulnerable due to having no local support networks (family and friends)If you cannot get the help you need online or are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour, please call 0161 342 8355.
Operating times are Monday to Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm, Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm.
A dedicated email address has also been established which residents can use to contact us, the mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not go to your GP, Pharmacist or Hospital if you think you have Coronavirus. You do not need to inform NHS 111 if you are self-isolating
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.
Use 999 for emergencies.
If you need help
We can help you if you have no friends or family you can call on and:
you are self-isolating because you or a member of your household is at risk
you are struggling to meet your basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
you are pregnant
you have underlying health conditions
you are aged 70 or over.
We can help you with shopping, or fetching your prescription or finding someone to have a chat with.
How to get the help you need
If you need help you can use our online form to register for it.
Or you can phone us on tel: 01629 535091. Our phone line opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Blythe House Hospice Care
If you or someone you know is feeling isolated or lonely due to the current circumstances we would like to offer our support.
call 01298 816 990
Charity support lines for patients living with cancer
Blood Cancer UK | 0808 2080 888
The Brain Tumour Charity | 0808 800 0004
Brains Trust | 01983 292 405
Breast Cancer Now | 0808 800 6000
Cancer Research UK | 0808 800 4040
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust | 0808 802 8000
Leukaemia Care | 08088 010 444
Lymphoma Action | 0808 808 5555
Macmillan | 0808 808 0000
Maggie’s | 0300 123 1801
Myeloma UK | 0800 980 3332
Ovarian Cancer Action | 020 7380 1730
Pancreatic Cancer UK | 0808 801 0707
Prostate Cancer UK | 0800 074 8383
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation | 0333 323 7200
Sarcoma UK | 0808 801 0401
Target Ovarian Cancer | 020 7923 5475