Cancer affects so many of us and we often need support, whether it’s someone to talk to, financial and work advice, practical help around the home or getting our lives back on track after treatment. Manchester City Council’s Macmillan Information and Support Service offers this support in the community.

This friendly and confidential service is for anyone affected by cancer, from the person themselves to family, partners, carers and friends. We are based in Wythenshawe Forum and Gorton Library but can meet anybody needing support at their local library or talk over the phone. Contact 0161 227 3727 or or visit the website at

The team are dedicated to supporting the people living and working in Manchester and over the last year; have delivered or taken part in 137 cancer awareness events reaching over 3,500 people, the majority being City of Manchester residents. There were over 400 one to one contacts, of which 317 were new to the service. We welcome volunteering within the service and recorded 247 volunteer hours, mainly in engaging local communities. Our Annual Report can also be viewed at