Help available to cancer carers – Macmillan Cancer Support

January 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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According to a survey carried out for Macmillan Cancer Support only 5% of the 1.1 million cancer carers in Britain apply for assessment from local authorities, which could entitle them to essential help and support.

This startling number means that millions of carers are losing out on both practical and financial support whilst looking after a loved one who is suffering from cancer.

Carers’ not claiming for what they are entitled to seems to be a common problem and I can only presume that this is because many cancer carers aren’t aware of their entitlements.

Macmillan logo

Spreading the word about support is more important than ever, which is why I’ve decided to discuss it here on my blog. Luckily there is plenty of help and advice available which is easy to access and could potentially make a difference to carers and cancer suffers’ life and wellbeing.

It’s said that an estimated 46% of carers suffer from mental problems as a result of the strains which such care demands; it is common place for carers to stuffer from stress, anxiety and depression. Unfortunately caring for a loved one doesn’t just affect the health and wellbeing of a carer it can also have an impact on their financial situation, job prospects and emotional state of mind

With this in mind Macmillan Cancer Support is a dedicated organisation which helps cancer suffers and the people who are supporting them. With literature that covers all areas of cancer from being diagnosed to financial support available cancer carers, it’s a must go-to site if you find yourself in a situation of needing to learn more.

macmillan cancer carers

Further to a vast amount of literature Macmillan Cancer Support is also able to offer one-to-ones; local support groups, support helplines and online community forums all designed for carers specifically, helping them discover what they are entitled too and how to claim it.

Although this study focuses directly on cancer carers I think it is important to remember that there are many carers across the country looking after people with many different illnesses. Many of these carers are also entitled to help from local councils. However for them to act they need to know about the care and support which you are offering to a loved one. So please don’t be afraid to contact your local council and see how they can help- you may be surprised.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s “A guide for carers, by carers” is a worthwhile read if you’re currently caring for someone with cancer. Alternatively the DirectGov website has plenty of help for carers.

Macmillan Cancer Support- Carrot Cake Cupcakes

September 14, 2011 at 11:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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For me fundraising should be easy, enjoyable and fulfilling. I want to give my money to a great cause and receive something positive in return.

These are the reasons why I’m so fond of Macmillan Cancer Supports’ ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. As the event doesn’t interrupt everyday life and makes the day a whole lot better (especially if you or a colleague bake my delicious recipe ideas).

Today I’ve come up with a modern twist on a classic slice of carrot cake in the form of carrot cake cupcakes. Splendid and so very delicious!

Macmillan recipe carrot cake cupcake

For more information visit Macmillan Cancer Support online now.


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan Cancer Support- Chocolate Brownies

September 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Chocolate brownies are incredibly easy to make and go down a treat with tea and coffee. Use any type of chocolate you like. For those who aren’t so fond of dark chocolate milk chocolate is a delicious alternative.

For Macmillan’s coffee morning bake a huge chocolate brownie, cut into generous squares and there will be enough to feed the entire office. Don’t forget to collect a donation from everyone who has a slice and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan recipe BROWNIES

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan Cancer Support

September 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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On Friday 30th September Macmillan Cancer Support are hosting the world biggest coffee morning.

It’s a fundraising event which really couldn’t be much easier. By simply enjoying your morning coffee and donating the cost to Macmillan Cancer Support you’re participating in a great event which makes an enormous difference thousands of lives.

In my opinion nothing accompanies a cup of coffee like a freshly made cake or pastry. With that in mind I’ve made some simple recipe cards featuring my favourite sweet treats which will go down a storm at any coffee mornings.

I’ll be uploading more throughout the week, so keep your eyes out for delicious recipes in aid of Macmillan Caner Supports’ World Biggest Coffee Morning.

Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Mornign butterfly cakes

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