You can access free advice from the Macmillan (Citizen’s Advice) Benefits Advisors who run weekly appointments at The Fern Centre. The financial advice outreach facility is available every Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon. Your friendly advisor will be able to see what benefits you may be entitled to as well as sign-post to other services. The service is available to anyone diagnosed with cancer or caring for a person with cancer and is free to all clients irrespective of means.
Support can be provided to advise on welfare benefits, assist with form filling, refer into the core service for assistance with benefit appeals, as well as signposting to outside Agencies for help with employment, debt and housing issues etc.
If you would like to book an appointment with one of the Macmillan Benefits advisors please contact:
Telephone: 0845 894 9567 (calls cost 2p per minute plus standard network charge)
For more information about the financial advice service please see this short video