Macmillan launch telephone support scheme for people living with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support have launched a new Telephone Buddy scheme which is a UK-wide approach to give people living with cancer emotional support during this time.

The service provides ongoing emotional support over a period of up to 12 weeks or more depending on needs.

How a Telephone Buddy helps

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. Their free Telephone Buddy service is here for you. Macmillan will match you with someone who understands what you are going through, and they will give you a weekly call.

Your volunteer buddy will be a listening ear, ready to talk about how you are feeling and your support needs during this difficult time. They can also let you know about our services, and all the ways Macmillan can help, to ensure you do not face cancer alone.

How it works

  1. You sign up to register your interest.
  2. Macmillan will get in touch to find out what support you need.
  3. Macmillan will find a Telephone Buddy who suits your needs.
  4. You will get a weekly call from your Telephone Buddy.

You will receive up to 12 weeks or more of support, or whatever works best for you.

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