Your local information and support team
Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Manager Sue qualified as a nurse in 1990 and has over 20yrs experience of working within cancer care. Sue was a Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse before working as a Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Manager. Sue Joined the Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service in December 2014, and feels very privileged to be part of a much needed service. Sue has trained as a ‘Hope course’ facilitator, which is a course that supports people following cancer treatment and helps people overcome some of the issues that cancer and its treatment brings. Sue is passionate about providing a high quality information & support service that meets the needs of people affected by cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Deputy Manager Kelly joined Macmillan in 2015 following 12 years with the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic. Kelly is passionate about supporting people affected by cancer and proud to be part of the Cancer Information & Support Services in Bolton. Kelly feels very privileged to support patients and their families during difficult times. Kelly also trained as a HOPE Facilitator and enjoys helping patients focus, rediscover their inner strengths and resilience to help them cope emotionally, psychologically and practically moving forward. Kelly is proud to be involved with Bolton People Affected by Cancer, a group of service users that initially helped to set up the MCISS Service and continue to provide valued input and support from a patient point if view.
We welcomed Hannah to the team in April 2021. Hannah had previously worked as the Acute Oncology Co-ordinator at the Royal Bolton Hospital. This role gave her a real insight into the cancer patient journey and a wealth of experience in supporting people affected by cancer. Hannah is really excited about joining the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Team, she is passionate about providing high quality information & support to people accessing our service.
Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Assistant Neal joined the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service in March 2020 having previously worked in Social Care at Lancashire County Council for 17 years. More recently he has worked at the CCG in Chorley and South Ribble with Cancer projects being part of his portfolio and has great experience assisting vulnerable people accessing services they need to. He is really passionate about continually improving services for people affected by cancer and is eager to understand the challenges they face to enable that to happen.
Sara joined the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service having previously worked as a Citizens Advice Bureau Adviser for the Health and Wellbeing Team in Salford. She has had extensive experience assisting with the maximisation of benefits for people with long term health conditions. Sara has also worked for a Local Community Led Charity working with hard to reach people to help them access services to improve and maintain health. She is passionate about providing high quality information and advice around benefits and helping people affected by cancer with their finances during such a difficult time.
Beth joined the team in September 2021 having previously worked as a receptionist at Bolton Hospice for nearly 7 years. This role gave her invaluable experience in supporting patients and their families at very difficult times. Beth is also a Bolton Hospice Ambassador and promotes the work of the Hospice in the local community. Beth is very proud to be part of the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Team. Her enthusiasm and drive to ensure people affected by cancer get the information & support they need, is a real asset to the Service.
Our team of dedicated volunteers help to support the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service by each giving an average of 3-4 hours per week. In this time volunteers enable anyone affected by cancer to access emotional support and a listening ear. Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do, and we couldn’t manage without them. By donating a couple of hours of their time each week, our volunteers are ensuring that people affected by cancer in your local community get the right support, at the right time for them. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see the Get Involved page for more information.
Macmillan Cancer Support has been working in partnership with Bolton Hospice, Bolton People Affected by Cancer and NHS Bolton Commissioning Group to develop the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service in Bolton.