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Support for you and your family

If you are living with cancer or a life limiting condition you, or your family, may find that the Macmillan support service can provide you with useful information and support

This service is available if you are over 18 and living in North Tyneside or Northumberland.

 


Supporting you

If you just need some information you can contact us directly on 0191 293 4377.

If you want some additional support your GP, district nurse or Macmillan nurse will need to refer you to us. Please call us and we can help you with this too.

Once we have received your referral we will contact you directly to make an appointment to visit you either at your home or a community venue. Our advisor will chat to you about what you would like and what support you need.

Your support will then be provided by a Macmillan volunteer on a one-to-one basis. There are lots of different types of support which you can access at any one time – please just talk to your volunteer or advisor.


How we can help

We can help you with:


Become a Macmillan volunteer

If you have some time to give and want to help, join our team of Macmillan volunteers. You can offer your support in lots of ways – help someone to get their social life back on track, help with someone who is adjusting to life after a loss, help in the office with administration or support within the Day Hospice. Even just being there for somebody with a cup of tea and a smile can go a long way.

You will be given full training and ongoing support to become part of the team.


Contact us

Macmillan Support Service
Palliative Care Services
North Tyneside General Hospital
Rake Lane
North Tyneside
NE29 8NH

Tel: 0191 293 4377
Email: macmillansupport@newcastle-pct.nhs.uk

Northumberland Macmillan Support Service team

Northumberland Nursey Park
Ashington
NE63 0DQ
Tel: 01670 855533
Fax 01670 859000
Email: macmillan.support@northumbria.nhs.uk


Useful links

Macmillan Cancer Support

Marie Curie

Living beyond cancer

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