Macmillan Benefits Advice Service
Do you or a family member have a cancer diagnosis? Are you struggling financially due to this?
Living with cancer can affect your money, whether you are working, unemployed or retired. You may earn less if you stop working or reduce your hours. You may spend more on everyday costs, like heating or travelling to hospital.
What we do
If you are affected by cancer there are a range of benefits you may be entitled to which could help you with your everyday living costs.
Our specialist advisors can help you to find out what benefits you might be entitled to. We offer a free, confidential advice service to people living with cancer, their carers and relatives. We can advise on a range of issues including benefits and income maximisation and assist with any other related issues you may have, such as housing, debt and employment. We can also help apply for charitable support where there is hardship. We aim to ensure that people affected by cancer receive the support and help they need to minimise the financial effects of a cancer diagnosis.
We are able to help patients receiving treatment at Weston General Hospital or at Bristol Hospitals who live in North Somerset and North Sedgemoor.
To contact our Macmillan team, you can
- phone us on 01934 836218 / 07751 831783 and leave a message if necessary, or
- email us at Macmillan@nscab.org.uk, or
- ask your Macmillan or specialist nurse to make a referral to us.
Whichever way you contact us, we will get back in touch with you and arrange a face to face appointment, either at a Citizens Advice office, Weston General Hospital or at your home if you are not well enough to travel.
If you have questions about living with cancer, ask Macmillan. Their cancer support specialists are there for everyone affected by cancer, whatever you need. Call free on 0808 808 0000 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.