Macmillan Cancer Support Worker Service, Caithness.

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This is a new service for everyone with a diagnosis of cancer in your area.

Some of the ways the support worker can help include: Helping you find answers to the questions you have about your cancer and treatment; Putting you in touch with specialist teams who can help you with money and benefits; Helping with emotional concerns; Connecting you with well-being services and support near you.

The cancer support worker can offer support for non-medical concerns you may have. Based on these concerns, the support worker will create a plan of care with you and can signpost you to trusted information and services which may be helpful. The cancer support worker is not a registered nurse but works closely with your local Macmillan community cancer nurse specialist team.

For clinical concerns, the support worker will have access to the healthcare team who are treating you and can connect you to this team if required. The support worker is employed by NHS Highland and adheres to NHS Highland employee confidentiality policies.

The cancer support worker can offer support for non-medical concerns you may have.

We offer:

  • Cancer information materials
  • Information
  • Other services
  • Signposting to other services

Catchment area:


Opening times:

Monday to Friday 9am -5pm

Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch using the above contact details.

Other support areas

Macmillan Citizens Advice Partnership

Benefit advice services

Advice, assistance and representation for anyone affected by cancer on many issues including benefits, employment, housing, debt, holiday insurance and community care issues.

The service is based at Raigmore Hospital and offers support throughout the area served by Raigmore – They can still offer support in Caithness.

Advice and support are available over the telephone; ward or hospital appointments or home visits can be arranged.
Manager – Elaine Donnelly; Advisers – Peter MacIntyre, Linda McCulloch, Barbara Reid, Issy Fairclough.

Restricted face to face and home visiting service due to Covid.

Catchment area:

Highlands (separate service for clients living in the Lochaber area)

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