The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service (MCISS) is based in the Homerton Health Shop and co shares the area with PALS. We offer a friendly and relaxed environment, providing emotional, practical and financial advice and support to anyone affected by cancer, their families, carers and friends. The service works closely especially with the CNSs’ cancer related health professionals as well as other services based in the community by narrowing the gap and addressing the needs of people affected by cancer.

There is a wide range of free high-quality cancer materials available through leaflets, booklets, audio and DVDs as well as signposting to other national and local support services.  There is also information available in a range of languages or a larger print and also have a range of information for people with learning disabilities.  The Health Shop provides limited access to the internet for health related information.

We have a monthly mens cancer support group, which is open to all cancer patients.

The service is staffed by a health professional and supported by trained volunteers. Some of our volunteers have personal experiences of living with cancer.

Madhu Agarwal
Telephone: 020 85105191

Opening hours
The service is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 8am-4pm. If the service is closed you can request information by emailing

Other useful contacts

Macmillan Support Line
Tel: 0808 808 00 00
You can call the Support Line and ask in English to speak to someone in one of over 200 languages

MCISS leaflet.pdf