Do you need Support?

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a lonely time; it is natural to feel like this at different times during your treatment and diagnosis.

Macmillan has some support centres in Bolton some of the services they provide are:

  • Help with money worries and a benefits advisor in partnership with Bolton Council 
  • Information materials in other languages (Urdu, Gujarati, Polish)
  • HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) programme 
  • Psychology services (Royal Bolton Hospital) 
  • Walking, craft and gardening groups 
  • Skin care and make up sessions.

The Information and Support centres are based at:

Bolton Macmillan at Royal Bolton Hospital

Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR

Drop-in service is available Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4:30pm

Bolton One, Moor Lane, Bolton, BL3 5BN

Drop-in service is available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4:30pm

Giles House, 43 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4QR

Drop-in service is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm

Plenty of support systems are in place to help you during this difficult time. Services are available face-to-face, online and via the phone.

Click here for more details.

You can also access support via:

Bolton Cancer Voices

Address: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell Street, Bolton, BL1 1PP

Tel: 01204 595562



Who the organisation is for: Men and Women

Where the organisation operates: 

  • Breightmet & Little Lever
  • Central and Great Lever
  • Chorley Roads
  • Farnworth and Kearsley
  • Halliwell and Crompton
  • Horwich and Blackrod
  • Rumworth 
  • Turton
  • Westhoughton

The organisation’s themes: Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Keeping Active and Involved, Leisure and Hobbies, Mental Wellbeing, Music

Organisation Description: Formed in 2012, we are an inspirational, welcoming mixed-voice Choir open to anyone 18 years and over, who has received a cancer diagnosis of any type at any time. Membership is FREE: there is no requirement to read music and no auditions to worry about. We have no geographical restrictions, as long as people can travel to Bolton for rehearsals.
Though cancer brings our Choir together enabling people to meet others in a similar situation, the focus is on sharing our love of singing, having fun experiences, rising to new challenges and the anticipation of forthcoming appearances. We have lots of laughs; plenty of things to look forward to and never let cancer stand in our way or stifle our dreams and aspirations.
Whether you’re new to singing and keen to give it a try or a seasoned performer, we’d love to hear from you.
This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of something very special.

CRUK Cancer research UK have a 24 hour phone line with a cancer nurse at the other end to answer any questions.

This includes:

  • People without a diagnosis
  • People with a diagnosis
  • Friends or family

As they are health professionals they can help with those specific questions which sometimes you forget to ask during appointments as well as clinical questions.

The number to contact them on is: 0808 800 4040

The Wellbeing Hub at Bolton Hospice offers you a flexible, drop-in support service with access to specialist services such as symptom management, advice clinics, outpatient clinics, and wellbeing sessions such as complementary therapy and yoga.

We welcome people living within the Bolton area who have progressive life-limiting illnesses, for example advanced cancers, COPD and Motor Neurone Disease.

The Wellbeing Hub aims to provide advice, support and specialist management for local people living with life-limiting illness, and your carers. Our focus is on promoting your wellbeing and rehabilitation to enable you to live well with life-limiting illness.

The Wellbeing Hub is about much more than your medical care. It is about finding skills for living well with your condition, choosing lifestyle activities that will spark new interests and developing supportive friendships.

Find out more information about the Wellbeing Hub 

We welcome anyone who has been affected by cancer, including carers, family and friends, to come along and join us.

Walks are at a medium/slow pace and last for about 30 minutes.

We meet on the first Friday of each month at 1pm at various places in the Bolton area all year round.

For details of our upcoming walk, see the Macmillan Facebook page.

The Bolton Prostate Cancer Support Group meet on the second Wednesday of every month, 1-3pm at Harwood Methodist Church Community Centre, Longsight, Harwood, BL2 3HX , Bolton. For more information, please call 07471535867

Find out about local events here.