(For treatment side effects and complications only)
The Cancer Care Map is a national directory that shows support available in every part of the country. It is run by the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund and supported by the NHS, cancer charities and other support organisations across the UK. You can search for local services and groups offering support for people with different types of cancer and/or different types of support including:
Citizens Advice Liverpool on Prescription aims to improve mental health and wellbeing by supporting patients with non-medical issues that may impact their health. It helps patients work towards debt reduction, financial stability, better housing and employment conditions, and reduced social isolation.
All health professionals working in Liverpool can refer patients to the service, as many have concerns that can’t be addressed medically.
Cancer affects every aspect of a person’s life. The diagnosis can set in motion a rollercoaster of appointments and treatment, which can make ordinary parts of life more difficult for a patient to manage, from going to work or doing the shopping, to caring responsibilities for family or pets.
Live Well With Cancer is a social prescribing service offered by Wellbeing Liverpool in partnership with Citizens Advice Liverpool.
The service can help patients take care of these practical concerns, as well as offering therapeutic support for things like anxiety or depression – enabling patients to focus on getting well.
The Macmillan website provides a comprehensive resource of local services such as benefits advice services, information and support centres, practical help and support groups and volunteering opportunities.
Search for services near you by entering your location.
We have included quick links here to services near Wirral and Liverpool.
Maggie's Centres offer information and support in an informal setting. They also run online support groups and services. Maggie's Merseyside is located on the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre -Wirral site. Find out more about Maggie's Merseyside and what they offer.