Tameside & Glossop, Macmillan information & support service is open & here for you

We are still available and open to support people affected by cancer.

We are here to offer free information, advice and support on a range of issues, including:

Cancer signs and symptoms

Coronavirus and Cancer

Getting emotional support

Information on different cancer types, treatment and side effects

Money matters and work

Help if you are caring for someone with cancer

Finding further support

Coronavirus and Cancer

Please do not hesitate to contact us

You can contact the Macmillan information and support service on 0161 922 5644 or 5644 and by email macmillan.info@tgh.nhs.uk

Macmillan Solutions 0161 830 7003 or 07850 686 366, email macmillansolutions@audaciousfoundation.com

Macmillan Solutions offers emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer in their own homes or local community venues. Macmillan Solutions aim to give beneficiaries more independence, choice and control in their lives, by providing them with a range of support depending on their needs. The kind of support offered can include befriending, a listening ear, gardening, shopping, simple DIY, telephone support, transport, dog walking and many other tasks. This service can be for an individual, family, carer or friend.

Tameside and Glossop Healthy Minds Therapy Service at the Tameside Macmillan Unit. Offering a counselling & talking therapy service to people affected by cancer at the Tameside Macmillan Unit Providing 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. We can also help those dealing with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, Post Natal Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, or eating difficulties. The service is delivered by a range of professionals including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you. We are here to listen and to help you decide if this service is right for you. We are here if you would like more information about this and other services to find the sources of help and support which are right for you.  Tameside Macmillan information & Support 0161 922 5644 email macmillan.info@tgh.nhs.uk

Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working closely with partners to support the local community with a wide-ranging response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Together we pledge to:

  • Redeploy staff to keep vital services running – even if they have to be delivered in a different way

  • Work to try and ensure our residents don’t lose their homes because they are affected by COVID19

  • Ensure that those who work for care providers don’t have to choose between their wage, their health and the health of those they support

  • Work with schools and other education providers to help ensure the safety of those attending

  • Work with community partners and the private sector to ensure everyone has access to food whether they are unwell, isolating or caring

  • Support, encourage and mobilise the huge community spirit which exists in Tameside


Please use online services where possible at www.tameside.gov.uk

A central telephone line has been set up for residents who require support at this time – this may be because they are self-isolating or they feel vulnerable due to having no local support networks (family and friends)If you cannot get the help you need online or are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour, please call 0161 342 8355

Operating times are Monday to Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm, Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm. 

A dedicated email address has also been established which residents can use to contact us, the mail address is covid-19@tameside.gov.uk.

Please do not go to your GP, Pharmacist or Hospital if you think you have Coronavirus. You do not need to inform NHS 111 if you are self-isolating

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.

Use 999 for emergencies.


If you need help

We can help you if you have no friends or family you can call on and:

  • you are self-isolating because you or a member of your household is at risk

  • you are struggling to meet your basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions

  • you are pregnant

  • you have underlying health conditions

  • you are aged 70 or over.

We can help you with shopping, or fetching your prescription or finding someone to have a chat with.

How to get the help you need

If you need help you can use our online form to register for it.

Register for help

Or you can phone us on tel: 01629 535091. Our phone line opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

  • Saturday 9am to 1pm.

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