Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service

Information and support for rural people affected by ill-health and long term conditions

CAN WE HELP YOU?  Rachel is a sheep farmer and health worker

The Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service is here for you and for your carers, family and friends.  It is coordinated by Rachel Metcalfe.  You can talk in confidence to Rachel, who is there to listen to your worries and concerns.  Many people find that by simply talking through their situation they are able to discover new and better ways of coping.

Our telephone / home visit befriending service is available to those who are housebound or feel isolated and would like regular telephone contact visits from a befriender.

All support is provided free of charge.  For more information:

Telephone Rachel on 01629 810903

Farmer X quotes after speaking to Rachel  ‘Its good to talk to one of our own  who understands where I am coming from’

Useful links:

Maggie's - Everyone's home of cancer care

Blythe House Hospice

Helen's Trust logo

Ashgate Hospicecare

Our Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service, funded by Macmillan, was founded in 2014 in partnership with Voluntary & Community Services Peaks & Dales.  The Service has been put in place in recognition of the particular challenges faced by farming and rural people in Derbyshire when they are affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.