There is a lot of support for lung cancer, in the UK, through agencies and charities.
Here you will find a selection of some of the more well-known. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to ask our friendly team for some help in getting you to the right place for support.
This page is divided into 4 sections:
- Support for Lung Cancer
- Other Cancer support agencies
- Support if you have suffered bereavement
- Where to go for financial advice and support
1- SUPPORT FOR LUNG CANCER
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The largest supplier of information and literature on lung cancer to the NHS and has developed over 50 patient support groups across the UK. From the Glasgow office is run the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, an organisation which embraces over 30 lung cancer associations in 20 different countries.
There is a lung cancer helpline. If you have a question about lung cancer call one of the specially trained nurses on 0800 358 7200 (Mon – Thurs 9am to 5pm | Fri 9am to 4pm.
2- OTHER CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS
Find Your Local Support for Lung Cancer Information and Services.
Use the link below and enter your postcode:
Can answer questions about cancer and to find local groups providing support for lung cancer:
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK supports patients by providing extensive information and resources including where to find clinical trials and a cancer chat forum:
Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis:
3- FOR BEREAVEMENT AFTER CANCER:
Helpline number 08451 232 304
National organisation offering friendship and support to grieving parents and families who have lost a child of any age through illness (or any other reason). suicide). Support in the form of befriending rather than counselling is offered by bereaved parents and/or siblings. They offer a postal library, newsletter, personal contacts, support groups and a range of specific leaflets.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Telephone number 0208 939 9530.
National bereavement organisation offers comprehensive service of counselling by trained and selected people, advice on practical matters and opportunities for social contact. Monthly magazine and other literature. Many branches offer social contact and practical advice. Also training for those who work with the bereaved.
British Association for Counselling
Telephone number 0870 443 5252.
Dedicated to the promotion of counselling and maintenance of standards and training and practice, providing information on training and lists of local counsellors on receipt of a S.A.E.
They are there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them
4- FOR FINANCIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT:
The Money Advice Service
For advice on benefits entitlement and financial matters, we recommend you seek further information via your local authority website for local support services or at The Money Advice Service:
Macmillan benefits advisers for people affected by cancer
A Macmillan benefits adviser can help you work out what financial help you can get. They offer specialist advice to help ease money worries, including information on benefits, tax credits, grants and loans. They can provide advice by telephone, face-to-face and home visits. This service is for anyone affected by cancer not just support for lung cancer.
Age UK benefits advice for older people
Age UK is for those over State Pension age and living in the area covered by the local branch. Some local branches of Age UK offer a free, confidential benefits advice service. Practical assistance to make sure you’re getting all the benefits to which you are entitled. They can provide advice by telephone, face-to-face and home visits and help with completing forms.
Telephone the Age UK Helpline: 0800 169 6565 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year)
Website: Age UK website
Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline
Gingerbread provides advice and practical support for single parents, including advice on benefits and tax credits.
You can call free on 0808 802 0925 (Monday: 10am to 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm)
If you’re worried about keeping up with debt repayments there is lots of free, confidential help and advice available. Find out more by following the link below:
If you have rent or mortgage arrears or you’re worried about losing your home, Shelter offers confidential advice on a range of housing issues.