Macmillan Cancer Support and the Swindon Citizens Advice Bureau are working together to provide the Swindon Macmillan benefits advice service. This is a specialist service giving benefits advice to people affected by cancer in the Swindon and district area.
When you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, money might not be one of the first things you think about. However, financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. Many people find that a diagnosis of cancer affects their finances and can cause money problems.
There is a range of financial help available to people affected by cancer, but it can be complex to work out how and what to apply for, and to fill in all the paperwork.
The good news is that there is help out there for you. It is often the case that people are eligible for assistance that they didn’t even know existed. Having cancer can mean you have to claim benefits for the first time to help you pay the bills or to meet extra expenses such as travelling to the hospital. This service is designed to help you access all the financial support you are entitled to.
What we offer
You can make an appointment to see a specialist adviser who will give free, confidential and impartial advice. These are one-to-one sessions to go through your paperwork and discuss the best course of action for you.
The adviser can help you identify the benefits you are entitled to as well as filling in the forms. They will also help you access debt management support and make you aware of other help that may be available to you. The aim is to make sure you are able to access any financial support that you are entitled to and make life easier.
You may also be able to access a grant from Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Grants are one-off payments designed to help people on a low income meet unexpected costs or provide some much needed respite.
You can access advice on: what benefits and tax credits are available and help to apply for them; accessing charitable grants; health costs such as travel to hospital for treatment; applying for transport concessions, such as a disabled parking badge; housing and fuel costs; other problems – such as debt, employment or housing.
Get in touch
To make an appointment please call: 01793 496154 or email email@example.com
Alternatively you can drop into our offices: Swindon and District CAB, Faringdon House, 1 Faringdon Road, Swindon SN1 5AR
We are open Monday-Friday from 9.15am to 1pm.