The effects of cancer can be felt in a number of ways, in addition to just physical health.

One of these is the huge financial strain you and your family can be placed under, due to increased costs and potential loss of income. By seeking financial advice as early as possible into your cancer journey, you can safeguard against financial worries spiralling out of control - allowing you to put more focus on your overall health and well-being.

Wessex Cancer Trust has been partnering with Macmillan and Citizens Advice, which means a benefits advisor visits the Centres once a month. We have already received excellent feedback from clients using this service in our Centres. These financial support specialists provide guidance about managing rent and mortgage payments, council tax, energy bills, financial planning, access to pensions and insurance and one-off grants. If this is something you would be interested in please contact your nearest Centre.

There is also a range of organisations that offer support and grants, which you can find detailed below:

Citizens Advice
T: 08444 111 444

T: 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm)

CLIC Sargent
T: 0300 330 0803

Teenage Cancer Trust
T: 020 7612 0370

Charis Grants
T: 01733 421021

Ben's Heroes Trust

Dorset Cancer Care
T: 07593 890 879

Jersey Cancer Relief
T: 01534 618148