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  • 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: Car Parking- Your Experience

    I’m Jess and I am the Campaigns Intern at Macmillan. I joined the team about a month ago and I have been learning all about the different campaigns that Macmillan have; in particular Welfare Reform, Fuel Poverty and Hospital Car Parking. One of my projects since I started has been to gather...
  • 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: 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: Interning with Macmillan - Guest blog by Abigail Bishop-Laggett

    This week marks my last week as public affairs intern at Macmillan. It has only been a grand total of 14 working weeks, but I already feel completely comfortable in the office and working with the wonderful public affairs team. Without sounding too soppy, they are really an amazing bunch of people, who...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon: Macmillan TV advert

    Hi Everyone, Just letting you know that on Friday morning I will be posting an exclusive preview of the new Macmillan TV advert. It aims to build the awareness of the fantastic Macmillan Support Line and is inspired by the members of this community. As we truly appreciate you, we wanted to show...
  • Blog Post: We're not campaigning on welfare reform alone!

    Good campaigning is all about good partnerships. It’s for this reason that we got together last week with 30 other charities, 60 cancer specialists as well as academics, welfare experts and patients. We sent a letter to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, raising our concerns...
  • Blog Post: Get involved in our campaign to improve access to 24/7 community nursing

    Are you a partner/husband/wife/parent/parent/child/friend/grandchild of someone who has passed way from cancer. Did they want to die to home, but this was not possible due to 24/7 community nursing not being in place? If so we would love you to help get involved with our campaign to demand access...
  • 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: 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...