Trafford Macmillan Supportive and Palliative Care Community Team

Palliative care is care given to people with chronic, often life-limiting illness.

The focus of the Trafford Macmillan Supportive and Palliative Care Community Team is on improving quality of life. Our borough wide service provides seamless care and is delivered by Trafford Local Care Organisation staff in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for patients with complex palliative and terminal care needs, and support their carers.

Our service is usually for people whose illness means they are thought to be in the last year of life. However, we also provide care for people with longer life-limiting illness. We also provide support to families and carers. This is a really important part of supporting patients.

The service operates from the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre and works across the borough of Trafford.

The teams provide support for adults facing life-limiting illness who are registered with a Trafford GP. The most common example is cancer, but our teams support patients with other conditions. We visit patients in their own home or care home. We also provide telephone support and advice when required.

The teams recognise that emotional, family, financial and spiritual concerns may be just as important to you as physical problems. We can:

  • Provide treatment and advice to help manage any symptoms
  • Offer practical advice and support to do the things that are important to you
  • Support families and carers
  • Signpost to other services including financial advice
  • Support you to make choices and plan for your future

Patients will see a Macmillan professional team member with specialist training. In the team there are a number of professionals who work together as one team.

Our staff include:

  • Specialist Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Family Support Worker
  • Medical Consultants
  • Assistant Practitioners
  • Support staff

Our teams work closely with GPs, District Nurses, urgent response teams, hospices and hospital teams. Our aim is to make your care as easy as possible and we do this by coordinating the service you will receive with other professionals.

We take referrals from healthcare professionals. Your GP, District Nurse, Hospital Doctor or Nurse can refer you to our community service.

Should you need to refer to the service, please download a form from the orange tab  titled ‘Referral information for GPS and other professionals’ at the bottom of this page.

The service operates from 9am – 5pm, Monday through to Friday. The service is closed on weekends and bank holidays.

Our team visit people in their own home or place of residence. You can contact the centre using the information below:

Contact information

Macmillan Wellbeing Centre
Moorside Rd
M41 5SN

Phone: 0161 934 8701

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Useful Information

Macmillan Cancer Support website:

Macmillan Cancer National advice line: (Open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm) Freephone: 0808 808 0000 or email

St Annes Hospice 24 hour Advice Line: 0800 970 7970

How the Macmillan team can help you: Easy Read Leaflet

The below documents can be of help, but should be accessed only after seeking specialist advice:

Practical Resources

How to refer

Referrals via Trafford Single Point of Access (SPOA)

  • Tel: 0300 323 0303
  • Email:
  • Mail referrals via SPOA, Meadway Health Centre, Sale M33 4PS

General enquiries about referrals can be made to the team from professionals via 0161 413 7772.

Referral form

TLCO Community Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Referral Form  [Word doc approx. 187KB]

Information last reviewed: July 2023

Page last reviewed: July 2023
Next review due: September 2023