"Almost a million people in England help care for a friend or family member with cancer. But they’re not getting the support they need. Help us change this.
For many people with cancer, the support from family and friends is vital so they don't have to face cancer alone. But looking after a loved one with cancer can be tough, and while support is available, many carers don’t actually know it’s there and are unable to get help from day one.
The government’s new Care Bill gives us a great opportunity to address these issues. So please sign our petition and help us fight for those who care. Your support will have a big impact as we talk to politicians about how they can help tackle the caring crisis.
Too often, those looking after a friend or family member with cancer miss out on support. Only 5% of cancer carers get an assessment from their local council to see what help they might need, meaning many reach crisis point before they even find out what support is available.
As the Care Bill makes its way through parliament, we are calling on politicians to raise this crucial issue. It’s time to tackle the caring crisis and acknowledge that cancer carers need to be identified and given the information and support they need from day one."
Further information and access to sign the petition:
Macmillan campaigns information: macmillan.org.uk/GetInvolve...