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  • Blog Post: Snap your support

    Guest blog: Kate Oliver, Macmillan Cancer Support Public Affairs Assistant Cancer: Time to choose Last Friday marked the public launch of our General Election campaign Cancer:Time to Choose, and six months to the 2015 general election. It was a day packed with activities for both Macmillan staff...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Freya...our new Campaigns Blogger!

    Meet Freya. Cancer Voice. Campaigner. And now, blogger. She'll be giving you the inside track on our campaign work over the next few months. Here, she introduces herself and gives you a sneaky peek of what you can expect... Like many people I knew the name Macmillan and thought most of Macmillan’s...
  • Blog Post: Your chance to have your say in the new NHS landscape

    The recent reforms to the NHS in England are some of the biggest in history. You could hardly have missed the debate, but working out what it means for people using health services can be a little more difficult. That’s more than can be covered in one blog – but one of the biggest changes...
  • Blog Post: Two years until the General Election: What should Macmillan be asking the next Government to do?

    If you have a few moments, I would like to take you back in time to May of 2010. An austere voice announces another party political broadcast. Activists push leaflets through our doors and we watch the UK’s first televised election debates. There is a lingering smell of an expenses scandal...
  • Blog Post: Making the case for free social care at the end of life

    Today we’re launching our new report Making the case for free social care at the end of life . As the title suggests, this report lays out our evidence for why social care services are so vital for those in the last weeks of their life. Vikki, who helped care for her dad, Adrian, at the end of...
  • Blog Post: Another step forward for our campaign on free social care at the end of life

    Macmillan has been campaigning to make sure more people have access to free social care in the last weeks of life so that they are able to die at home if they so choose. We know that most people with cancer at the end of their life want to spend their last weeks and days at home, in a familiar place...
  • Blog Post: Free social care at the end of life campaign goes to Parliament

    Earlier this week, I went along to a roundtable discussion event in Parliament organised by Macmillan to talk about free social care at the end of life. This event was part of our campaign, calling for all patients at the end of life to get the social care support they need to allow them to be cared...
  • Blog Post: Social care reform - significant progress

    Yesterday, the government published the long-awaited social care white paper . And here at Macmillan we were really pleased that, in it, they recognised the importance of free social care for those at the end of life. We want all people with cancer to have the choice to die at home surrounded by...
  • Blog Post: Join the Energy Bill Revolution to freeze out fuel poverty

    Nearly 60% of people with cancer find that their energy bills go up after diagnosis. This isn’t surprising, considering cancer patients often feel the cold more due to their condition and treatment. Plus, they are often spending more time at home, pushing up their fuel bills. These costs can simply...
  • Blog Post: Campaign blow as MPs vote against exempting cancer patients from ESA time limit.

    In every campaign there are highs and lows. Sadly, this week has been one of the low points in the Welfare Reform Campaign. On Wednesday, MPs threw out an amendment from the House of Lords which would have exempted cancer patients from the government’s proposal to time limit Employment and Support...