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Cancer Support 

Support Groups

Macmillan Cancer Monthly Support Group

First Wednesday of every month

10am - 12noon

Carers Link Lancashire, 54 -56 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1LE

Every month, a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Team hosts a monthly cafe group session to provide advice and information for you. You can also find out how Carers Link Lancashire can support you.

Join us for a brew and a chat. No booking required.


Information and services

Brain Tumour Support

Brain Tumour Support is dedicated to providing support for patients, families and carers  so no-one feels alone facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. They provide individualised and specialist information, guidance and emotional support, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as it is needed.

Pendleside Hospice

Pendleside Hospice is a local charity that provides compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. It offers an inpatient unit, hospice at home support, care planning, counselling and therapies and more.

East Lancs Hospics

East Lancashire Hospice provides many different services., such as an inpatient unit, physiotherapy, palliative physiotherapy, bereavement support and family support services throughout Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.​


St Catherine's Hospice

St Catherine's Hospice is a charity that provides specialised care for patients and families across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble who are affected by life-shortening conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure at the hospice site in Preston or at home.

Cancer Support UK 

Cancer Support UK provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer, both during and after the treatment period. They support people with all kinds of cancer across the UK. They offer an eight-week structured peer support and resilience course – delivered by phone – for people nearing the end of cancer treatment, or who have finished physical treatment. Developed by a range of experts the programme offers much needed encouragement and emotional support, which is fundamental to recovery. Groups are run by people who can emphasise and understand what it’s like – as they have exprienced cancer themselves.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK provides the latest cancer research, news, progress, symptoms, treatments and how to get involved with fundraising events.

Charity Choice

Useful directory of charities/organisations which can be filtered by condition and location within the UK.



Macmillan know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So they are available to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk. Search the website for details of their local support and event as well as information and advice for anyone affected by cancer.


Marie Curie

Marie Curie offer support if you or the person you care for have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. You can call their helpline 0800 090 2309 or visit their website to find a directory of help, advice and support from other organisations across the UK. Alternatively you can request printed information be sent to you and join their online community to talk to other people who are sharing similar experiences.



There are more than 200 different types of cancer and each is diagnosed and treated in a particular way, visit the NHS website for more information, signs, symptoms, treatments, waiting times and services.

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