Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker Service – Wandsworth, Merton & Croydon

Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker Service

Enable in partnership with Macmillan Cancer support are delivering a service aimed at improving the holistic support available to those living with and beyond cancer in Wandsworth, Merton and Croydon.

We aim to improve the awareness of, access to, and uptake of services available to those living with and beyond cancer, whilst ensuring that holistic support is offered locally at key points in the cancer pathway.

Our Macmillan Community Cancer Link Workers sit as part of our wider social prescribing team. They have specialist knowledge, skills and experience relevant to supporting those living with and beyond cancer, including having relationships with key professionals in Primary and Secondary Care, as well as with local and national Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations.

How can the Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker help?

If you are aged 18+, registered at a GP practice in Wandsworth, Merton and Croydon, and living with and beyond cancer (or their carer), the Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker can provide the following non-clinical support:

  • A listening ear, helping to address any worries or concerns you may have; they can help you to access physical, emotional, practical, financial and spiritual support.
  • Free, practical, written information to help you with the issues you may face both during and after cancer treatment.
  • Signposting or referral to other local and national services – including courses, psychological support, complementary therapy, welfare benefits advice, and support groups.
  • Information about what you are entitled to receive as a person living with and beyond cancer, such as: Holistic Needs Assessments, access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a Cancer Care Review.

How can the service be accessed?

You can self refer via: https://services.thejoyapp.com/en/transactions/new?listing_id=3891&ref=1 or drop us an email on waccg.cancerlinkworker@nhs.net or call 0203 959 0039

When should the service be accessed?

Patients can benefit from the support of the Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker at various stages in their cancer pathway, for example: at diagnosis; at the end of treatment, or when concerns are identified following a Cancer Care Review with the GP or Practice Nurse.

Get in touch

For more information about the project, please contact:

Lydia Singer, Macmillan Personalised Care Project Manager

lsinger@enablelc.org or

Hannah Jackson, Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker

waccg.cancerlinkworker@nhs.net