Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.
Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
Their Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.
The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 20 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK and abroad.
How Maggie’s can help
Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop-in at any time - you’re always welcome.
Learn about eating well, coping with hair loss, your benefits entitlements, and much more.
Talk to a psychologist, explore your creative side and get help to manage stress.
The kitchen table is at the heart of each Centre, a place where people can sit and chat, or take some time over a quiet cup of tea.
Friendly, inviting spaces
Warm, welcoming and full of light and open space, their unique Centres are designed by leading architects to be calming spaces that offer the professional support you need.
Professional Centre staff
At Maggie’s you can talk to, and get advice from, a range of professional people. Their Centres are staffed by Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists and Psychologists who can support you in whichever way best suits your needs.
Where is Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust (Maggie’s Centres)