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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 3.00pm on Friday 31 March until 8.00am Monday 3 April 2023: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Support for anyone affected by cancer

You can access practical and personal support if you are aged 18 and over, and have been affected by cancer.

What is Joining the Dots?

Macmillan Joining the Dots County Durham is a free, personal service for people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with cancer. We can also provide support for friends, carers and relatives of those with a cancer diagnosis.

Contact Joining the Dots for more information or to ask for support. You don't have to go through a doctor or nurse to use this service.

We can support you with the following issues during your diagnosis, or that of someone you care for:

  • family/relationships
  • physical
  • lifestyle/information
  • emotional
  • spiritual/religious
  • practical/money

Even if you think you don't need help and support right now, we can listen to you and make sure that you have the right information and support when you need it.

How can we help?

Let us know what concerns you have and we can help with one-to-one support.

This support might include:

  • money advice
  • support around work
  • advice on transport to appointments
  • support around home life
  • emotional support
  • information to help you make decisions
  • healthy eating and being more active
  • wills and getting your affairs in order
  • family and carer support

We can also provide you with on-going support when treatment has finished. Contact Joining the Dots for more information.

Macmillan Joining the Dots County Durham is a partnership between Durham County Council and Macmillan Cancer Support. The service is delivered by Wellbeing for Life.