What is the Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advice Service?
Our Macmillan team provide an advice service for people affected by cancer. If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, money might not be one of the first things you think about. But having cancer can be expensive. Your income may go down and your expenses may go up. If you are struggling to cope with the financial impact of cancer, remember that there is help available.
How does this service differ from general advice?
This is a specialist service for clients and their families in our community affected by cancer.
What is on offer?
The Macmillan Benefits Advice Service at Citizens Advice South Somerset offers a free, confidential welfare benefits advice and support service to apply for welfare benefits.
How do I access this service?
To contact our Macmillan team yourself you can:
- Telephone 01935 847666, and leave a message if necessary, or
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Ask your Macmillan or specialist nurse to make a referral to us
If you are a professional and would like to make a referral for a client please do so through the CA South Somerset website, selecting the “Macmillan Referral” button
You may also wish to contact St Margaret’s Support Groups for information, advice and support. Telephone them on 0845 070 8910 or for more information, visit the St Margaret’s Support Group web page.
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 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or visit www.macmillan.org.uk