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Macmillan Cancer Support, Tameside and Glossop integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and the local community have worked together to develop the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at Tameside Hospital.

The centre offers a free, confidential drop-in service for anyone effected by cancer.

We offer an information & support service to Macmillans Cancer Support`s Quality in Information and Support Services, (MQUISS) Standards, in an environment which has been awarded Macmillan Cancer Support`s prestigious Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) and the Christie Quality Mark   

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, we are here to help. 

We are here to provide practical & emotional support to anyone affected by cancer.  If you have any questions, if you’re unsure our service can help or, if you would like to discuss the service we offer we would welcome your contact.

please contact us by phone 0161 922 5644  email or by calling into the Tameside Macmillan unit.

We provide literature & practical support on all aspects of  living with cancer including health concerns, emotional issues, managing side effects, financial issues including Travel & Insurance costs, claiming the appropriate benefits, managing your finances, managing debts, employment support (both for employees & employers), & help to access the support available in your area and more.


How we can help

No one should face cancer alone. When you're affected by cancer having the right kind of information and support, at the right time, is essential. 

Staffed by Macmillan Cancer information and Support specialists and trained volunteers, we are able to provide:

  • Literature on all aspects of living with cancer including work and finances,   

    Social concerns, emotional issues and managing side effects

  • The opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects and other cancer-related issues

  • A private room to talk to someone in confidence

  • Information and support over the phone for those not able to access the service in person

  • Internet access to guide people to appropriate information resources

  • Access to local information and support

We can offer

  • The opportunity for a listening ear to discuss treatments, side effects & cancer related issues

  • A private room to speak to someone in confidence

  • Information & Support over the phone for those not able to access the service in person.

  • Internet access to guide people to appropriate information & Support.

  • Macmillan Drop in support group peer to peer support for people affected by cancer

  • Access to face to face appointments with a Macmillan Welfare Rights Officer

  • Counselling & talking therapies with healthy Minds emotional Support service 

  • Willow woods Complementary therapy service at The Tameside Macmillan Unit

  • Access to community support with Macmillan Solutions.

  • Links to local and national support services

  • Signposting and self-help and support groups

  • Access to financial advice and support 

  • Links to other voluntary and statutory agencies

  • Look good, feel better and beauty therapy sessions

  • Be active courses, which offer safe gentle exercise appropriate to you

We are working in partnership with a number of organisations with a shared goal of providing joined up support which recognises the needs & concerns of people affected by cancer.

  • Tameside Councils Welfare rights & debt advice service, WillowWoods complementary therapy service & Start Clinic

  • Tameside Be Well & Live Active services,

  • Access to Healthy Minds emotional support, for a face to face assessment

  • Macmillan Solution, Carers Centre

  • Local & national support groups, charities & volunteer schemes

We can offer
How we can help
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How to find us

The Tameside Macmillan Unit 

Ladysmith Building

Tameside Hospital

Fountain Street

Ashton Under Lyne


Please click the link below

for a Site Map of Tameside Hospital

We are connected to Ladysmith building on Fountain street  location 21 on the map

See the contact us page for more information 

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