We currently offer a signposting service to advice on welfare benefits, pending recruitment of a new Benefits Advisor.
Advice offered by some agencies may depend on where you live and/or may require a referral. The Macmillan Cancer Support line and LJMC staff are able to assist you with this.
|Macmillan Cancer Support||0808 808 0000
Mon-Fri: 8.00am-8.00pmAsk for a copy of Help with the cost of cancer (published by Macmillan Cancer Support)Use the Macmillan Benefits Calculator to check the benefits to which you may be entitled
|Government services and information on welfare benefits||Attendance Allowance (AA)
A benefit for anyone who has difficulty looking after themself and is over the state pension age.
0800 731 0122Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
A benefit for anyone who has difficulty moving around or looking after themself and is under the state pension age
800 917 2222
Universal credit (UC)
|Citizens Advice||Advice line: 0344 411 1444
Call or visit the website for details of local bureaux
Advice must be sought in the area in which council tax is paid
|AgeUK||Advice line: 0800 678 1602
Advice on benefits, debt, pensions and other financial matters.
Use the online tool to find local contact details
|Step Change||0800 138 1111
Debt advice and management plans
|Shelter||0808 800 4444
Benefits and housing advice helpline
|ACAS: Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service||0300 123 1100
Clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace
Grants and other sources of help
|CLIC Sargent||£170 grant for cancer patients under 25 years old.|
|Macmillan grants||One-off grants (up to £350) for cancer patients to cover a wide range of practical needs. Grants are means-tested and made through a health or social care professional. Ask your clinical nurse specialist, at the LJMC or other Macmillan centre.|
|CURA grants||Grants for breast cancer patients (means-tested). Applications can be completed by patients and/or health care professional.
[Grants are generally available to patients who live within the catchment area of Mount Vernon Hospital]
|Turn2Us||Use the Grant Search to find charitable funds for which you might be eligible.|
Help with travel costs
Some patients may be eligible for reimbursement of the cost of getting to Mount Vernon Hospital. Please ask for more details.