Macmillan Social Worker
Social workers are trained to support individuals and families during difficult times in their lives, including serious illness. They can help you identify areas you would like assistance with and look at choices/options available to you.
Areas include practical issues (e.g. managing personal care, assistance with finances), emotional issues (e.g. dealing with the effects of illness on you, your family and your relationships), social issues (e.g. housing, keeping up your interests) and spiritual issues (e.g. your beliefs on life). Social workers assess, arrange and provide support and information themselves but also link with other staff and services to make sure you have the assistance you need.