Sources of support
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, there are many support services and forums that offer practical advice and information and a place to engage with others in your situation.
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Support and discussion networks
MacMillan – www.macmillan.org.uk Offer a support network, discussion forums and local nurses
Marie Curie – www.mairecurie.org.uk Offer support and advice for carers
Maggie’s Centres – www.maggiescenters.org Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer.
Older People Living With Cancer – https://opaalcopa.org.uk/ Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer
Area specific support groups
Support in Lancashire – www.I-CANN.org.uk cancer advocacy for the over 50s.
Support group in Lancaster meets monthly – www.sos-cancersupport.uk download the latest copy of meeting times – Welcome to the SOS Support Group
Support group in Essex – Essex Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
Support group in Dorset – The Purbeck Workshop provides craft classes and activities for people whose lives have been touched by cancer in any way. They provide peer support and friendship in a welcoming environment.
Financial support – www.macmillan.org.uk
Benefit rules and changes for people suffering with cancer – www.gov.uk
Ellies Friends – An online platform that enables adults living with cancer to access free and discounted services or products in their area. – www.elliesfriends.org
Offering bereavement support across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – www.cruse.org.uk
The Loss Foundation – for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer www.thelossfoundation.org
Winston’s Wish – the UK’s childhood bereavement charity. Offering support to children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. www.winstonswish.org.uk