30 July 2010
Commenting on the Welfare Reform White Paper published today, Mike Hobday, Head of Policy at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
'We welcome the Government’s efforts to simplify the benefits system and are encouraged by their commitment to protect and support people who simply can't work, such as some people with cancer.
'Safeguards currently in place to protect cancer patients must remain in the new system to ensure people in most need of financial help aren’t denied it.'
For further information, please contact:
Rebecca Openshaw, Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 4699
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
Call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm. Calls are free, including from mobiles or visit www.macmillan.org.uk