New Macmillan wellbeing service

Published: 26 Jan 2016


Bromley by Bow Centre have partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to create an innovative social-prescribing service. 

The service supports people living with and beyond cancer to improve their wellbeing. It will do this by helping them access local services, such as work and welfare advice, as well as to take part in activities, including walking, art and gardening groups.

Experienced professionals based in the community (pictured above), will help people affected by cancer on a one-to-one basis. They will do this by helping them to explore their practical needs and personal goals, including getting back to work, becoming more active and socialising.

The service is available in Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney, Newham and Waltham Forest by referral through GP practices, hospitals, community organisations and self-referral.


Nikki Cannon, Senior Macmillan Development Manager for London says:

“We’re proud to have partnered with the Bromley By Bow Centre to launch this innovative service which will help people affected by cancer in the area, during and after treatment, so that no one faces cancer alone.”

To learn more about the service view the patient leaflet here

To learn more about the acessing service or to discuss a referral call 0208 709 9736 or email

If you are a professional and would like to make a referral to this service you can referrer over the phone (0208 709 9736) or email the relevant one-sided referral form to 

GP/Practice Nurse Referral Form 

Hospital Referral Form

Community organisation/non health professional Referral Form

The Bromley by Bow Centre has a long standing generalist (not purely for those living with and beyond cancer) social prescribing service which supports patients of local GP practices to access non-clinical, holistic support. To learn more about this service click here