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Managing financially

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it might affect your financial situation. It can have a huge impact on your working pattern or hours, and a knock-on effect on your finances.

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Welfare appointments

Our healthcare team can make an appointment for you to see, or speak to one of our team of cancer specialist welfare benefits advisors.

Appointments can be made at a time to suit you. Your advisor can talk to you about your situation, let you know what support is available to you and help you through the process of applying for any benefits you may be entitled to.

These may include:

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Carers' Allowance
  • Occupational concerns such as taking unpaid leave, taking time off work, or working flexible or reduced hours

Your welfare advisor will raise a benefits check to see what funding you may be entitled to. They can also help you if you have had, or are having, any issues at work – including:

  • Worries about discrimination
  • Concerns about unpaid leave and taking time off
  • Working flexible or reduced hours
  • Help with debt

If you have recently lost someone close to you to cancer, our healthcare team can also help you find out what to do about benefits payments, funeral costs or any other costs associated to losing a loved one to cancer.

Legal advice, Wills and Power of Attorney

If you have been diagnosed or are living with cancer, you may be concerned about what may happen if you die and how it may affect those closest to you.

We appreciate that Will writing is often a difficult process, which is why we are here to help. Ensuring that your Will is up to date could give you comfort and peace of mind.

Knowing that people close to you will receive the things you leave behind can be comforting – both for you and your loved ones.

We can provide you with access to free legal advice via a solicitor when it comes to writing or updating your Will.

They can also offer you free advice on Power of Attorney and how and when this may be required.

Independent living support

Are you living with or recovering from cancer? If so, you might need a little extra support to keep you safe and well at home, or get you back on your feet.

Hardship grants

Are you struggling financially? We can help with things like household bills, childcare costs, mortgage payments and travel costs associated with cancer treatment.