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Tameside and Glossop Macmillan information and support

You can contact your local Tameside and Glossop Macmillan information and support service on 0161 922 5644 and by email

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 or 5643  email 

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.


Macmillan Cancer Support National Helpline

Macmillan Cancer Supports National helpline is available please call 0808 808 00 00 (open seven days a week 8am to 8pm).

If you would prefer to send us an email please complete this form.

The Macmillan Support Line can help with clinical, practical and financial information.

The Macmillan Support Line, staffed by trained experts, offers people with cancer and their loved ones practical, clinical, financial and emotional support. 

Cancer information and support

This team answers each call, provides emotional and practical support, or can just listen if you need to talk. They will help find the best support for you

Other ways to get in touch
Chat online with us
Email us

Please note that conversations with our Support Line advisers are confidential, but may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

Outside the UK
If you're calling from outside of the UK you can contact us on +44 207 091 2230. We are unable to advise on healthcare systems overseas.

Deaf or hard of hearing
Are you deaf or hard of hearing? To make a text relay call, dial 18001 followed by 0808 808 00 00, or download the Relay UK app (Google Play/App Store).

Translation service

If you prefer to speak to us in another language, interpreters are available. Just state, in English, the language you want to use when you call.

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Macmillan's Online Community


If you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, our Online Community is a place you can talk to others who understand what you are going through.


Many of our Community members say hearing from others who are going through similar experiences helps them feel less alone. This site is a safe space for you to be open about fears and emotions that might be difficult to discuss with family and friends.

Whatever you need to talk about there are others available to listen and support you. Find out more here



Tameside Carers Centre, Hyde Town Hall, (via Corporation St.), Market St.,Hyde, SK14 1AL  provides those who look after someone in Tameside with information, advice, support and advocacy. The Centre is part of Tameside Council Services and works with partners to ensure Carers get the support they need.

 Telephone  -  0161 342 3344  

 Email -


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Financial help & support

Macmillan Cancer Support Helpline   0808 808 0000

financial issues including travel & Insurance costs, claiming the appropriate benefits, managing your finances, managing debts, employment support (both for employees & employers)

Click here for more information

Tameside Macmillan Information & Support Service 
0161 922 5644


Advice Tameside 

for money matters information and advice from Tameside Advice and Citizens Advice

click here for more information & online referral tool

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Tameside Citizens Advice Bureau.

Independent, free, confidential and impartial advice.
Telephone 0161 342 5005

Help to Claim – Universal Credit

The new universal credit support service from Citizens Advice.

Support is available online, over the phone, and face to face.

0800 144 8 444

Calls are free and lines are open from 8am to 6pm



Age UK

131 Katherine Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AW 

We provide free assistance with welfare benefits, homelessness and housing problems, debt issues, financial issues associated with approaching retirement, consumer issues and legal advice

 0161 308 5000


Tameside Welfare Rights. Free telephone, Welfare rights advice.

0800 074 9985 (Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30 – 12.30)


New Charter

New Charter Group, Money Care Team, Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AT

The Benefits Advice team can help you answer any queries you may have, whether you're unsure about filling out a benefit form or just need general advice on what benefits you might be able to claim.


 0161 331 2200



New Charter debt Advice line. Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and support on dealing with debts

0161 331 2456 / 0808 178 2330


Stepchange Debt Charity. Free debt advice.

0800 138 1111


National Debtline. Free telephone advice and online for factsheets and other information

 0808 808 4000


Payplan Free debt Advice.

0800 280 2816


Cash Box Credit Union

0161 342 3266

Tax Aid. Help with a tax problem if you are on a low income

 0345 120 3779 (Monday – Friday 10am – 12 midday)


Shelter Housing advice helpline

 0808 800 4444


Provide free calls/texts/data and if appropriate mobile devices.

 0800 5677890

rk, 32-46 King St., Alfreton, DE55 7DQ
Supports carers who look after a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction cannot cope without their help and support.

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Mental Health and Emotional Support 

Healthy Minds emotional support service at Tameside Macmillan unit.
Offering support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood/depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks.  
0161 922 5644 

Tameside & Glossop Mind is an innovative organisation that provides services promoting the well-being and improvement of the mental health of their clients. The offer:
Information and guidance, talking therapies, community café and allotment, courses in anger management, confidence, assertion and self-esteem, mindfulness, and stress, anxiety and worry
Telephone 0161 330 9223


TODO add in Age uk Minds Matter both Willow wood and Blythe house Beechwood 

NMHT, Being there`s counselling Bupa counselling at Macmillan advice line - Kooth - check MH path ways curative and palliative  - children and families emotional support . 

Drop in support at Anthonty seddon fund 


Community Support

Diversity Matters Northwest 
Diversity Matters North West is an award winning independent local charity working to combat health inequalities and social exclusion and to promote community cohesion in Tameside.
We are based at the Healthy Living Centre in Hyde, Tameside from where we host and co-ordinate regular activities and training for the local community, with the help of our volunteers.
If you want more information, you’re interested in joining our courses or you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!

Telephone 0161 368 3268.
We are open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Bank Holidays.



Macmillan Solutions
Manchester works in partnership with three community organisations to help people affected by cancer to find answers to their everyday needs.  These are Audacious Church, Northmoor Community Association & Wai Yin Chinese Society.  Volunteers provide services to individuals and families either in their own homes or at an agreed location.  Support may be; befriending, cleaning, gardening, shopping, telephone support, transport, dog walking and other tasks depending on the need of the individual or family. 
    0161 830 7000

Being There  
Being There has a network of trained volunteers who give home-based emotional support and practical help. Services are tailored to each individual or family, but they can include:
listening/befriending: talking through difficulties and concerns; respite sitting; allowing carers time to themselves; practical help such as shopping; driving and support for a hospital appointment or treatment; social activities, days out, coffee mornings, relaxation sessions & group support
    0161 217 1373 
    General enquiries

Tameside & Oldham Action Together
95-97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6EP
We support, advise and help individual volunteers, groups and organisations. We help turn good intentions into positive actions. From that first spark of an idea, we're here to help you turn it into a reality.

     0161 339 2345

 Community Companions
Providing emotional and practical support for isolated people in Glossopdale who have difficulty living independently or participating in community life by way of social, driver or shopping companions.
    01457 890904





Talk, Listen & Change (TLC – formerly Relate)  - check if still working 
346 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EZ
Helping people every day to find ways to make their relationships better and deal with the challenges they face. Whatever the issue, talk to us and we’ll listen, helping you make the changes that bring happy, healthy relationships.  We offer support to children and young people, individuals, couples, families and friends helping them to improve their relationships and deal effectively with any challenges they face.
    0161 872 1100

Age UK community support service 
131 Katherine Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AW 
0161 308 5000



Recovery and support - living with and beyond

Willow Wood Hospice – START Clinic

Willow Wood Close, Mellor Road, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 6SL
Support from point of diagnosis through treatment & recovery 
If diagnosed with a cancer related condition then willow Wood is here to help you at every stage. We have a range of individual & group treatments which are designed to enhance wellbeing, improve physical function and offer emotional support. These treatments are completely free and include: 

Complementary therapies, Physiotherapy, looking good, feeling better, symptom management, creative therapies, The lounge, the garden & carers Support. 
0161 330 1100


Be Well Tameside
5 Manchester Rd, Denton, Manchester M34 3PR
The Be Well Service can support you to make those small changes that can have big benefits to your health and wellbeing i.e. a healthier diet, being more active or stopping smoking.  They offer: 1-2-1 appointments; regular contact and support to achieve your goals, practical tips; information about local groups in your area and help to access other services.      0161 716 2000 


Live Well Tameside
Supporting people with long term conditions into activity, improving health and wellbeing in consultation with a Specialist Lifestyle Advisor, 6 month process.
    0161 366 4860

NHS One for you – for information, advice and useful tools on healthy eating, coping with stress, and getting more active.

Active Tameside
Providers of facilities and activities in Tameside to help you improve your health & fitness, develop your sporting goals or simply enjoy your leisure time.

Walking for Health 
All walks are led by experienced trained walkers.  Just turn up and enjoy.
    07855 984 586 or 0161 320 0430 – co-ordinator George Cope



Support groups 

Please see this page for online support groups, apps videos and resources


Tameside Tappers - Upper Gi Support group 

Lung cancer nurse led support group

Macmillan Drop in Support group - stamford Park 

Collettes recovery & wellbeing course 

Back to you hair and make up - confidence building 

Macmillan HOPE course 

Nicola Lee prostate support 

Children and families support group 

Check in with Lydia & Mac Joint working group A/P for other initiatives 

Bereavement support services & groups


Age UK get up and go bereavement support group 

Anthony seddon bereavement supprot group

The Bureau glossop support group 

Children and families support group 

Age UK Tameside (for people over 50) Community Support service 0161 308 5000

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre: Call us: 0161 476 0384 (They offer counselling and psychological support to partners/carers of patients with cancer)

Bereavement advice free helpline: 0800 634 9494 or 

Bereavement Support Service drop in group: Friday from 2.30-4.30pm at Tameside Age UK.

The Bureau Glossop call Liz on 01663 736426 or Debbie on 01457 852059

Child Bereavement UK 0800 028 8840 

Compassionate Friends (support for bereaved parents) 01204 842869

Cruse Bereavement support 0844 477 9400 (9am-5pm weekdays)

Finding Rainbows: Tameside support for bereaved parents. or  07934 523386 Finding Rainbows is a non-profit organisation that offers support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, child or through early pregnancy loss.

The Gaddum Centre Manchester call 0161 834 6069 or Child Bereavement UK on  0800 02 888 40

Greater Manchester Support
Off the Record  or call 0161 355 3553 (for young people aged between 10 and 25)

Once Upon a Smile Trafford call 0161 711 0339

Reuben’s Retreat: provides a retreat in the North West of England countryside that will relieve the distress of families and their close friends who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from a life limiting or life threatening illness: 

SAMM: support after murder and manslaughter: or 0121 451 1618 or 0845 872 3440 

Samaritans: 0845 90 90 90 or 0161 432 1221 (24 hrs) & email Samaritans free number: 116 123

Silver line: The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. for more information or 0800 4 70 80 90. 

SOBS: Survivors of bereavement by suicide: 0300 111 5065 9am to 9pm every day or 

Willow Wood (Ashton Under Lyne) bereavement support (groups and counselling)

061 330 1100

Winston’s Wish: support for bereaved children and specialist support for those bereaved due to suicide, homicide and for military families. or 08088 020 021



Patient Transport (non-emergency ambulance) 
This is the Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Trust Assessment, Booking and Choice Centre and it offers a single point of access for local health services and to support Choose and Book. You can ring this service if you need an ambulance to take you to a medical appointment.  There is a registration and assessment process that you will have to undertake to find out if you are eligible to use this service.  This service is free at the point of contact.    
  0161 335 2700

Miles of Smiles 
95-97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6EP
Offers a service to all residents in Tameside including children, for health related appointments.  People who are not eligible to use the ambulance service, are unable to access other transport i.e. taxis and buses, or people who feel the need to receive support during their travel are able to use this service.  

You must register for the service which is offered 8.30 am until 5 pm Monday to Friday and bookings must be made at least one week in advance.  They can provide transport outside of the Tameside area.  
   0161 622 2090


Hattersley Point to Point Transport 
Unit 3, Hattersley Industrial Estate, Stockport Road, Hyde, Tameside, SK14 3QT
Offers a service for Hattersley residents only.  Local Link travels to all major bus stations in Tameside and Tameside Hospital.  Anybody interested in using this service has to register on 0845 6055505 but all residents of any age can use this service.  The hours of business are Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 10.00 pm, Saturday 8.30 am – 10.00 pm and Sunday 9.30 am – 8.30 pm.
0161 367 8014

Tameside Council Community Transport – Social Services Transport
Community Transport, Tame Street Depot, Tame Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1ST
This service can only be accessed via a social worker.  They offer a school bus service and transport to medical appointments for children who have some form of disability.  They also offer a service to and from day centres for older people.  The general public cannot access this service.
  0161 342 2717 or 342 2758

Glossop Community Transport 
Anybody can access this service if they are disabled and have no access to another transport service, i.e. living on no bus route and living in Derbyshire only. They allow carers to travel with the patient.  All transport is DDA approved and they offer a service Monday to Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.  They will drop the patient off at the hospital and wait for them for the return journey home.  
    01629 641920 or 01457 865722

Glossop Volunteer Car Scheme - Community Companions
A service for anybody who is unable to use public transport to get to medical appointments.  This service is for residents in Glossop but they will take people to hospital appointments out of area.  They are sometimes able to offer a service in the evenings and weekends dependent on volunteer availability.
   01457 890 904

Transport for Sick Children 
A service for children under the age of 16 who has been referred to the service via some form of professional i.e. school nurse, social worker etc.  They will take children to and from medical appointments along with their carer.  They will take children out of Tameside into other areas including areas outside of Tameside.
  0161 432 7800 or 0161 443 1293

Ring and Ride 
A service for people who are unable to use public transport or accessing public transport.  Service runs 8am – 10.45pm (Mon – Sat) and 8.15am – 10.10pm (Sun).  This service is for residents in Tameside and will take people to and from appointments within the Tameside area.  They offer a return journey so long as the patient is clear about their return time and is aware that the bus may not wait for them if they are late.  You have to register to use these services.  
   0845 688 4933

St Johns Ambulance 
They offer a private transport service for anybody who would like to book it.  The minimum cost for the use of an ambulance is £196.00 and this is dependent on the length of journey, how long the appointment will take and whether or not you need more than 1 person for support.  
   0161 443 0100

Tameside Sight 
This service is for people who are blind or partially sighted, offering a guiding service to any medical establishment in the area, using trained volunteers who can meet you on arrival at the hospital and stay with you to act as a guide to the appropriate clinic. It may be possible to provide transport to and from the appointment, either with a guider who drives, or separate transport and guider. 
  0161 343 4090/6903

For details about local bus and rail services, telephone the traveline
   0871 200 2233

The Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme
Check your eligibility to see if you may be able to claim a refund under the 'Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme' (HTCS) of the cost of travelling to hospital or other NHS premises for NHS-funded treatment or diagnostic test arranged by a doctor or dentist.
   0300 330 1343

Adults Social care 

Tameside Adult Services
Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, OL6 7SR 
Covers over & under 65, mental health conditions, Physical disabilities, Sensory Impairments, People with dementia.  
   0161 342 2400