Useful external links

Cancer Research UK

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – Neuro-oncology

Teenage Cancer Trust

Provides expert care and support means to young people, their families, partner and friends, so they don’t have to face cancer alone.


National institute for health research


Carers UK

Freephone: 0808 808 7777
Monday – Friday 10am-4pm

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Support Line
For patients with a cancer diagnosis only
Freephone: 0808 808 0000 Mon-Friday 9am-8pm
Online community

Maggie’s Centre

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer.



CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Telephone: 0300 330 0803

NHS Choices

NHS Patient Services

Help with health costs e.g. travel to NHS hospital appointments, wigs and fabrics.

Telephone: 0845 850 1166

Department for Work & Pensions Confidential advice and information about disability benefits and how to claim them.

Attendance Allowance general enquiries and claims

Telephone: 0800 882 200

PIP general enquiries and claims

Telephone: 0800 917 2222

Carer’s Allowance Unit general enquiries

Telephone: 0845 608 4321


New claims for benefits

Telephone: 0800 055 6688


Trained volunteers are able to listen to you any time day or night. Samaritans can help you talk through whatever is troubling you, and offer support.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90