We provide a Macmillan Information & Support Service working in partnership with Tameside Hospital & Macmillan Cancer Support. We provide support accessing help from welfare benefits, charitable grants, emotional support & therapies, information and representation for people living with cancer, their family members and their carers across the whole of the Tameside & Glossop area. The service utilizes a range of approaches to best suit the specific needs of clients, including telephone contact, face-to-face meetings and home or clinic visits. We take pride in working in partnership with Tameside Hospital & Macmillan Cancer Care to deliver a high-quality Information & Support Service and in promoting and raising the profile of the Service with other professionals and client groups. We work closely with Tameside`s Nursing teams, Willow Wood Hospice, local General Practitioners, Patient groups and the Tameside and Glossop community.

Macmillan cancer Information & Support Services Manager

David Banks

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Services Manager

Prior to joining Tameside and Glossop ICFT  David worked as a  Macmillan Welfare Rights officer. David has over 20 years experience supporting people in times of crisis, 10 of those years working in Macmillan roles to support people affected by cancer.  

"I am excited to be part of the Macmillan team helping to develop a much-needed service in Tameside and Glossop, working in partnership with Macmillan, the community and Tameside and Glossop ICFT creates exciting opportunities to work together to better support people affected by cancer. 

It's a privilege to run and develop a service to support cancer patients and their families at such a difficult time in their lives. 

I am proud to be part of such a special team of staff and volunteers at the centre. I would like to see the service grow and develop based on the feedback of those accessing the service as well as the wider community in order to ensure we are meeting the needs and concerns of people affected by cancer."
"We are here for people affected by cancer, to listen, help & support where ever we can" 


Michelle Wood​

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Services Assistant

Prior to joining Tameside and Glossop ICFT Michelle has worked as a Macmillan information and support assistant at North Manchester general hospital & continues to work part time at Beechwood Cancer Care. 


"I appreciate being able to give time and support to someone who has been affected by cancer, whether that’s a patient, carer, relative or friend.  For many individuals and their families a cancer diagnosis will be the most difficult or devastating thing they have had to face and I feel very privileged to be in this role, providing a listening ear, emotional support and helping them with appropriate information and access to local services."