Macmillan North Central London Buddies

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Macmillan North Central London Buddies are trained volunteers who offer one-to-one support for people affected by cancer to reduce isolation and anxiety, including:

  • one-to-one befriending in the home or in public place
  • help with light practical tasks (ironing or light shopping)

The service is offered as a one-off or once-a-week for up to 12 weeks (visits last approximately 1–2 hours a week). Visits/calls take place 09:00–19:30, Mon–Fri.

Macmillan Cancer Support is always looking for volunteers (see downloads).


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Have given full consent to be referred to the service
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Aware they have cancer and are accessing a cancer support service
  • Experiencing loneliness, isolation or lack of support 

Exclusions

  • Complex co-morbidities or end-of-life care

How to refer

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Email referral form (see downloads) or phone Mon–Fri, 09:00-17:00.

e: nclbuddies@macmillan.org.uk

m: 07860 950922