Safe Hands is delighted to be supporting Macmillan. We’ll be helping by raising funds and raising awareness so that they can do whatever it takes to help people with cancer to live their lives to the full.
- donating £31 to Macmillan for every funeral plan purchased
- giving a £50 discount to customers who quote MAC50 and letting them decide whether they want to make a personal donation to Macmillan
- raising awareness and encouraging people to talk with family/friends about their wishes/plans for their funeral and think about and plan for their death/funeral in a similar way as they do with making wills
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan is the UK’s largest and best loved cancer care charity. They give expert medical, emotional and financial support to people in hospital and at home in communities across the UK. Support from Macmillan is available to all and is easy to access.
If you have any questions or concerns about cancer Macmillan is here for you.
How to get Support
For help, information or if you just want to chat, call Macmillan Cancer Support free on 0808 808 00 00 (daily, 8am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
The Online Community understands what it’s like to have cancer. They are an online cancer forum with 90,000 members: and they have all been there. Support is available 24 hours a day, in a safe environment.
£31 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for 1 hour, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Macmillan nurses are specialist cancer nurses with experience and qualifications in cancer care. They can help you to understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options and support you through your cancer experience.
Often people use the term Macmillan nurse when they are talking about nurses who help manage any symptoms of advanced cancer. These nurses are experts in controlling symptoms, such as pain, sickness or breathlessness. They also give emotional support and practical advice to you and people close to you. They will help you live as well as possible.
Palliative care nurses may be based in hospitals and visit you on the ward. Or they may be based in the community and visit you at home.
Macmillan nurses work with your GP and community team to give specialist advice on any medicines and other support you may need. They do not usually give direct physical nursing care (hands on nursing). Your nurse may be called a Macmillan nurse or a palliative care nurse. They have the same skills and expertise and do the same job. In some areas they may be known by other names such as the name of the hospice they are attached to.