The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

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Central Site

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is a confidential, free service for anyone affected by cancer, including patients, carers, professionals and the general public.

We aim to ensure that everyone affected by cancer has access to relevant information and appropriate support. This includes information and advice about:

  • Reducing your risk of cancer
  • Different types of cancer
  • Treatment and side-effects
  • Complimentary therapies, counselling and support groups
  • Talking to children
  • Financial support or referral to our Macmillan Advice Service
  • Practical support
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Caring and supporting somebody affected by cancer

The service offers the opportunity to talk in confidence about what you are going through in a supportive, private and relaxing environment.

How do I access the service?

Anyone can access the service for information and support with any aspect of cancer. You can use our centre to talk to our staff and volunteers about any concerns you may have or access our varied information booklets to take away with you.

No appointment is necessary but if you are making a special journey to the centre, we recommend that you contact us beforehand to ensure that we have adequate staff available.

The centre is open Monday – Friday 9.30am until 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

Please note that we close at 12.30pm on the last Wednesday of each month for team meetings.

We also offer information and support over the phone and via email.

Telephone: 0161 276 6868 (answerphone available out of hours)


How to find us

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is located in the Main Outpatient Department at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL.

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Trafford Site

The Macmillan Information & Support Service in Trafford aims to ensure that anyone affected by cancer including patients, carers, professionals and the general public has access to accurate and appropriate information and the opportunity to talk about their experience in a confidential, non judgemental environment.

No appointment is needed you can just drop-in. We are also able to offer support and information over the telephone or via email.

Throughout the year we hold community outreach sessions at various locations across the Trafford Borough, please contact us to find out when we are in your area.

The service is free and confidential.

Trafford Service Contact Details

  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
  • Located at The Trafford Macmillan care centre in the grounds of Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 5SN
  • Telephone: 0161 746 2081 (answer phone available if we are busy or outside opening hours)
  • Email:

Macmillan Welfare Rights

The Macmillan Advice Service is available for patients of CMFT and their families who have been affected by cancer. If you are struggling to cope with the financial impact of cancer we can help with

  • Checking you are receiving the correct income
  • Negotiating with creditors about any debts you have
  • Applying for social security benefits and tax credits
  • Appealing against benefits decisions
  • Issues with your benefit claims such as overpayments
  • Health costs, such as prescriptions and travel to hospital
  • Accessing charitable grants
  • Applying for housing and council tax benefit.

The service is free and confidential.

Contact Details

  • The Macmillan Advice Workers are located on the Main Corridor just outside Main Outpatients in the MRI Purple Zone
  • Telephone:0161 276 3244 or 0161 2763246
  • Appointments can be made via telephone or via faxing the completed referral form to
  • Fax: 0161 276 7316