Macmillan - Macmillan Buddies

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. Our free Macmillan Buddy service (formerly called Telephone Buddies) is here for you. We'll match you with someone who understands what you're going through, and they'll give you a weekly telephone call, video call or visit in your home.

Your volunteer buddy will be a listening ear, ready to talk about how you're feeling and your support needs during this difficult time. They can also let you know about our services, and all the ways Macmillan can help, to make sure you don't face cancer alone.

How it works

  • You sign up to register your interest.
  • We'll get in touch to find out what support you need.
  • We'll find a Macmillan Buddy who suits your needs.
  • You'll get a weekly telephone call, video call or in-person visit in your home (*subject to an initial assessment call).

Sign up for support from a Macmillan Buddy

Get up to 12 weeks or more of support for yourself or someone else: Sign Up Here.