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
Macmillan Cancer Support
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 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