Cancer / Palliative Care

St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice helps local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them and their families, friends and carers, and supports children and adults who are facing bereavement.

Website: www.sthelena.org.uk

Singlepoint

24/7 telephone advice line for individuals facing incurable illness, their families, friends and carers.

Telephone: 01206 890 360

My Care Choices

The My Care Choices Register is for those people in North Essex who are living with incurable illness, dementia or frailty and who wish to record their priorities for future care.

Website: www.mycarechoices.online

Macmillan Support

Macmillan provides physical, emotional and financial support to help you live life as fully as you can.

Telephone: 0808 808 00 00

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service provide a free and impartial specialist Welfare Benefits service for Cancer patients who live in the catchment area. The team can identify eligibility for Benefits, assist with completing forms and provide support to challenge unfavourable benefit decisions. Their service is an enabling service, delivered primarily over the telephone.

Telephone: 0800 019 6065 (24hr Answer phone)

Website: www.colchester.gov.uk/macmillan

Email: Macmillan@colchester.gov.uk

North East Essex Macmillan Counselling Service

The North East Essex Macmillan Counselling service provides specialist
oncology psychological support to patients and their families whose lives are
affected by a diagnosis of cancer. The therapy is tailored to suit the individual
needs of each person seen and can be accessed at any time throughout their
journey.
Telephone: 01206 745376