I love the Day Unit. It feels like a warm pair of hands around me.
- Hospice patient
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service is based at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, operating a drop-in service for those seeking advice about all aspects of the illness. A joint working partnership between St Rocco’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, Citizens Advice Bureau and LiveWire, it is there to help patients, their carers, relatives and friends - as well as those just looking for more information on cancer.
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service aims to address the loneliness and isolation of those affected by cancer, alleviate fear and stress, and provide a local single point of contact for information, signposting and support. It also raises public awareness of the risk factors associated with cancer, as well as providing a specialist benefits advice service to help address financial concerns.
The striking pod, based in the café area of the Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, is open for drop-ins Monday-Friday, and one-on-one advice sessions will also available. The vast selection of leaflets and advice material can be picked up at all times when the Livewire site is open.
The pod is staffed at certain times of the day - please call 01925 575780 for details of these hours.
Benefits and welfare advice
As part of the service, we are able to offer specialist one-to-one advice on benefits and welfare, provided by Warrington Citizens Advice Bureau.
Gareth Roberts, Macmillan Specialist Benefits Caseworker, will be available at the pod and can also be contacted by email or telephone for advice on: Macmillan@warrington.cabnet.org.uk or 01925 246 808
To find out more about the service and how it can help you, watch this video
To discover how the service helped Warrington resident Rachel Peers when her father was diagnosed with cancer, click here