Macmillan Information and Support Centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

As part of our response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Macmillan Information and Support Centre is currently closed. We have information on the support available at this time.

What we do

Two women reading diet and cancer leaflet

The Macmillan drop-in centre at King’s provides help and support if you are living with – or have survived – cancer or any other long-term condition. We're also here to assist your carers, your relatives and your friends.

Come and see us or give us a call if you would like:

  • detailed information about cancer or other long-term conditions
  • help with living with the consequences of a difficult diagnosis
  • to talk through your care options and get further assistance
  • help with living well after cancer or another long-term condition.

What we offer

Having the right kind of information and support, at the right time, is essential, whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with your condition for some time.

Advice room for patients at King's Macmillan Centre

Our centre is staffed by a centre manager and a small team of trained volunteers who can help you and offer you a space where you can sit quietly, relax, read or make a cup of tea.

In addition we host some of the 25-plus support groups in South East London as well as the Wig Clinic, which is held here twice a month.

You can also arrange an appointment to see the Macmillan Welfare and Benefits Advisor.

Drop in:
Feel free to drop in to the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at King’s and talk to one of us face to face in confidence in a calm, relaxing environment – you do not need to make an appointment. You can discuss all aspects of living with – and beyond – cancer and long-term conditions, and read about treatments, side-effects and other disease-related issues such as how to apply for benefits.

Getting here

We are on the King's hospital campus, in the Cicely Saunders Institute (next to Bessemer Wing). We are clearly marked on King's campus map.

The Getting here section has details of how to get to the hospital, including by public transport.

You can also find out about how our Palliative Care team helps patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses as well as support family and carers.