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.
The Macmillan Benefits Advice Service at Citizens Advice South Somerset offers a free, confidential advice service to people living with cancer, their carers and relatives.
Referral Form for Nurses, GPs and Health Coaches
To refer to our team please download this form: Citizens Advice South Somerset Macmillan Referral Form
You can email Ewa for assistance at: Ewa@citizensadvicesouthsomerset.org.uk
To contact our Macmillan team yourself you can:
- Telephone 01935 847666, and leave a message if necessary, or
- Email us at email@example.com, 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 outreach or at your home if you are not well enough to travel. The Macmillan project operates in the following outreaches:
St. Margaret’s Hospice, Yeovil: Every Friday
Yeovil District Hospital: Every Thursday, from 2pm to 4:30pm
Buttercross Health Centre, Somerton: Alternative Wednesdays, 10:00am to 3:00pm
South Petherton hospital: Alternative Mondays, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Chard hospital: Alternative Mondays, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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