Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
89 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7UQ
Telephone number:
08088080000
Email address:
Service description:
Macmillan Cancer Support is a UK charity that and provides specialist health care, information, and financial support to people affected by cancer. They also looks at the social, emotional, and practical impact cancer can have, and campaign for better cancer care.

Macmillan Support Line

Macmillan are available to talk over the phone or online whenever you need them. Call them on 0808 808 00 00 (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm) or join their Online Community.

Genetic Counselling

At a genetic consultation, you can discuss your situation with someone trained in genetics. They will listen to your concerns and advise you on your risk of developing cancer. At the meeting, the genetics specialist will draw up a family tree of your close relatives and their illnesses. They will use this information to assess your risk of developing cancer.

Your genetic consultant or counsellor will talk to you about managing your risk of cancer. This may include having screening or genetic testing.

Your Local Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, Northampton General Hospital, Oncology Department (Area N), Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 5BD
Contact: Wendy Smith on 01604 544211 or wendy.smith@ngh.nhs.uk

The service offers high-quality information and support in a relaxed, comfortable environment, including:

• Benefits advice
• Cancer information materials
• Cancer information materials in other languages
• Complementary therapies
• Information
• Internet use available
• Look good, feel better
• Outreach
• Provision for hearing impairment
• Provision for learning disability
• Provision for visual impairment
• Reiki
• Signposting to other services
• Support from health professionals
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • Diagnosis
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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