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Reaching over a million hidden carers

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There are more than one million people looking after someone with cancer in the UK, though many wouldn’t call themselves a carer.

They might say, ‘I’m just being their husband, partner, daughter or friend…’ Yet the support they provide is essential: from helping with shopping and personal care to being there when the person with cancer needs to talk.

Despite the large physical, emotional and financial impact this has on their lives, half of all carers are not accessing any support.

As one of the people they may turn to, you’re vital in helping us to identify and support these ‘hidden carers’.

 If you identify a carer of someone with cancer, please let them know that the Macmillan team is here to support them. From information booklets to financial guidance and expert advice, we provide a range of free services to help them in their vital role.

Carers can call us free on 0808 808 00 00 or visit Because we care.

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