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Financial help

Help with your finances

If you are affected by cancer you may well already be aware how expensive a diagnosis can be.  You or a family member may have extra costs such as travel expenses going back and forth to hospital. You may have special dietary requirements, additional heating expenses due to effects of treatment. In addition you may have reduced income. This can cause worry about how you may cope with the financial effects of cancer and paying day to day bills.

A visit to our benefits advisors could help. Our advisor has been able to assist many patients in accessing benefits which might otherwise have gone unclaimed. If you would like to be referred, please speak with your nurse/consultant. In addition, there are many organisations that can provide advice and support regarding benefits and financial matters. Benefit rules can be complicated so it is important to get specialist individual advice.

Included below are details of external organisations who may be able to provide additional support and advice

Many organisations provide advice and support; you may wish to contact your Local Council for information on local advice provision.

You may also wish to speak to your specialist Nurse or another health professional who may also be able to put you in contact with a local adviser.

Useful links to other sources of information and advice

Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan provide information on their website, you can also telephone 0808 808 00 00 and speak to an adviser.

Tenovus - If you would like any help with money matters, please call Tenovus Freephone Cancer Support Line - 0808 808 10 10 to talk to a Cancer Support Adviser.

Advice guide from Citizens Advice Bureau. A website providing information on a number of areas

Direct Gov General information regarding a number of areas including benefits
Velindre welfare benefits advice team: 02920 316277

Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TL
Tel: 029 2061 5888