Macmillan Cancer Support is a charitable organisation and a source of support for people in Barnsley and throughout the UK. People living with cancer often need help, not just medical help but practical, emotional and financial assistance. Macmillan Cancer support provides all of these.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Telephone 01246 810301
Macmillan Cancer Support's Services in South Yorkshire
One in three of us will receive a cancer diagnosis and 2 million of us are living with cancer today. In order to reach more people living with cancer Macmillian is broadening its range of services to meet their needs, with the aim of being able to support all those affected by cancer.
Macmillan has a strong presence in South Yorkshire, with Macmillan teams working from nearly all local hospitals. In total there are 113 Macmillan professionals working in the region of which 24 are based in Barnsley. These include specialist nurses, doctors, advisors, outreach workers, and information and support workers. We have specialist services with the Sheffield and Doncaster Lymphoedema Services and Carer Support services in Rotherham and Sheffield.
In Barnsley health professionals are based in Barnsley General and Kendray Hospitals and there is an extensive team of community palliative care CNSs, dietician and therapists based at Birdwell Clinic.
One in three of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives!
Macmillan Information Centres
Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity providing upto date information and support to anyone who is affected by cancer, whether it be the person who has received the diagnosis, their friends, family or work colleagues. We have information centres at the Rarl od Scarborough Suite at Rotherham General and St john's Information and Support Centre in Doncaster.
We have Macmillan Professionals based throughout various hospitals and hospices in South Yorkshire, including Birdwell Clinic, Rotherham General, Barnsley General, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and St. John's Information and Support Centre, The Macmillan Palluative Care Unit (North general) and weston park, The Royal hallanshire and Northern General Hospitals. These teams of macmillan Nurses work alongside GP's and District Nurses to offer the best specialist knowledge and care possible throughout the surrounding communities. Some of the 113 posts are made up of:
46 Clinical Nurse Specialists
30 Specialist Palliative Care Nurses
5 Wellfare Benefit Advisors
5 Lymphoedema Specialists
5 Carer Support Workers
3 Nursing Team Leaders
2 Social Workers
2 GP Facilitators
All Allied Professional Team leader
3 Occupational Therapists
5 Information and Support Managers
A Network User facilitator
An Equalities Link Worker
A Senior Lecturer
In 2010 Macmillan Cancer Support in Barnsley needs to raise over £200,000 to help fund three new medical posts and to support their existing professionals through training and equipment grants and fund the programme of local Macmillan Grants.
Macmillan Financial Support
Macmillan provides grants to people experiencing financial difficulties as a result of their illness. Grants are given to people who need them for a wide range of reasons. in the past Macmillan Cancer Support has given grants to people to fund a new washing machine, pay for taxi fares to hospital or even to fund convalescent breats. In 2008 we provided £384,771 to 982 people across South Yorkshire. We run a Benefits Helpline to provide expert benefits advisers to offer help with things like applying for benefits, health costs, transport concessions and tax credits. Last year Macmillan Cancer Support provided £66,000 to people in Barnsley who were struggling to meet the costs of cancer.
Mobile Information Bus
Our new Macmillan Mobile Information Bus took to the roads of the region in 2008. The specialists on the bus can answer questions about cancer, including people with a cancer diagnosis, their friends and family and the 'worried well'. The bus also serves to signpost people, if required, to appropriate places for further help, including local services and self help and support groups.
All of the Macmillan services play a significant role in improving the lives of people with cancer. Macmillan relies on voluntary donations for 99% of its income - they need your help
There are lots of events happening throughout the area. If you can help raise much needed funds please
telephone 01246 801301 or visit
Macmillan Cancer support