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New support for people with life-limiting illnesses

Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
New support for people with life-limiting illnesses

New support sessions will start in August for people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

The support is offered by the Northumberland Macmillan Support Service, which is provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust with funding from Macmillan Cancer Support.

From 3 August 2017, monthly drop-in sessions will be held in the Berwick Voluntary Centre, Tweed Street, Berwick.

Northumbria Healthcare’s Macmillan Support Services lead Lisa Johnstone said: “The new support sessions in Berwick build on the success of drop-ins we already run in Ashington and North Tyneside.

“The Macmillan Support Service is available for anyone aged over 18 in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

“The service provides access to information and support for adults affected by cancer or other serious illnesses, and their families and carers.”

The free sessions provide information and emotional support to people affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses. A wide range of information is available on cancer and treatments, lifestyle and nutrition, benefits information as well as details of local support groups and events.

Drop-ins will take place on the first Thursday of every month, from 10am to 1pm, no appointment needed.

For more information about the drop in or other support available please contact Macmillan Support Services Northumberland on 01670 855533 or email