Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Maymay (pictured) used the Macmillan website extensively when researching her mum’s diagnosis and for information on how to support her both physically and emotionally.
Macmillan has a range of resources for health care professionals in secondary and primary care. For help with identifying and supporting carers, you can order or download our guidance here or visit macmillan.org.uk/supportingcarers
Our range of free downloadable resources include:
- Take a Macmillan minute: Cancer carers
- Identifying cancer carers and signposting them to support
- Supporting carers of people with cancer: Practical guidance
- Carers Rich Picture