Talking About Money

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

www.citizensadvice.org.uk
08444 111 444

Macmillan

www.macmillan.org.uk
0808 808 00 00

CLIC Sargent

www.clicsargent.org.uk
0300 330 0803

Teenage Cancer Trust

www.teenagecancertrust.org
020 7612 0370

Charis Grants

www.charisgrants.com
01733 421021

Ben’s Heroes Trust
www.bensheroestrust.org
Dorset Cancer Care

www.dccf.co.uk
07593 890 879

Jersey Cancer Relief

www.jerseycancerrelief.org
01534 618148