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  • 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: 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: Meet the Macmillan policy team

    As the policy team have started blogging more on the Community, we wanted to introduce ourselves, and tell you a bit more about what we do... So what do we do? We look at the problems facing people affected by cancer, and identify what Government, the NHS or other organisations could do to...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat 28 March – transcript

    Money worries are the last thing you need when you’re living with cancer. And, with changes to the benefits system coming in this month, many people living with cancer may be concerned how they will be affected. In this live webchat, Welfare Rights Advisers Sarah Presto, Justine Devenish...
  • 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: Micro-volunteering: How to support Macmillan in bite-sized chunks

    Many people would like to support Macmillan, but don't have much time on their hands, or aren’t well enough to commit to a regular volunteering role. But the good news is that there are ways to give something back in smaller and more manageable ways – even some that you can do sitting...
  • Blog Post: Older people and cancer webchat – Tuesday 22 January

    Next Tuesday lunchtime, we’ll be holding a live webchat about older people and cancer. Kath Curley from the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance and Teresa Gonzales, a specialist nurse from the Macmillan Support Line will be answering questions in the chatroom. More than half the people...
  • Blog Post: Meet the team Christmas special week 3: Age Old Excuse team

    In the third week of the Community meet the team Christmas special, the team behind the Age Old Excuse campaign introduce themselves to the Community... Tell us a bit about your team… We have been working our warm woolly winter socks off for the last six months on Macmillan’s Age...
  • 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 at the end of life - join our campaign

    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 surrounded by loved ones. But right now, only 27% of people are able to do so. That’s why we’ve launched our latest campaign action asking the government...