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Macmillan’s London Buddy scheme

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People living with cancer tell us how isolating it can feel, especially without family or friends nearby.



Source: Macmillan

They fear asking too much of those close to them.

Macmillan’s London Buddies are Macmillan trained volunteers in Camden, Enfield, Greenwich, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. They offer a listening ear, help with light housework or getting outside, and also signpost to Macmillan services, as well as other community-based organisations and projects.

Someone who recently had support from the scheme told us, ‘I really appreciate it, I was very alone; my Buddy provides the support I need to go out, to talk about cancer in confidence, it’s so important. My family worry, but I need to talk about what’s in my head.’

If you would like to refer someone for a Buddy within London, please email:

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