Keep Warm Without the Worry – working in partnership with npower
We’re working with npower to help those struggling with energy bills. They support Macmillan’s Energy Advice Team who offer guidance and help source funding for people living with cancer who are struggling to keep warm, regardless of who supplies their energy.
Nearly a third of people living with cancer say they feel the cold more for reasons related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Consequently, at least one in seven of them suffer with depression (15%) or anxiety (14%) and nearly a quarter (23%) say they have sleepless nights or difficulty sleeping.
Please tell the people you support that they can access information and may be eligible for assistance with energy bills at macmillan.org.uk/keepwarm. Or they can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).
1. Eligibility criteria apply
Let people know about Macmillan Free Wills Month
Throughout January, Macmillan is offering people the opportunity to write their will for free. We’re working with four will writing partners and wills can be written online, at home, in branch with a solicitor, by post or by phone.
There’s no obligation to leave Macmillan a gift, but any legacies left to Macmillan will help to fund our services for generations to come.
Please let your colleagues and the people you support know that this service is available. Visit macmillan.org.uk/freewillsmonth during January to find out more.
Working with high street banks to give bespoke financial support
As well as offering financial support directly, we’re working with Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to offer practical help to more people with cancer.
Macmillan has trained dedicated Cancer Support Teams to help customers of these banks manage their money through support tailored to their individual needs. This includes practical guidance on personal banking, savings, loans, mortgages and credit cards. Macmillan Financial Guides can also make sure people get the help they need by directly referring customers who call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 800 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) to their banks’ Cancer Support Team.
If the people you support are customers with any of these banks, please let them know about the support that’s available. Find out more at macmillan.org.uk/bankingsupport
The Source has moved
We are relocating content and support from The Source to other parts of our website. If you, or someone you know, is looking for addition information about how to support someone affected by cancer, you’ll now find some on our Online Community. You’ll be able to read ‘Tip of the Week’ blog posts there, and share your own tips in the comments section too.
Reminder: Don’t miss out on your free meal courtesy of Chef and Brewer this January
During January, Macmillan’s partner Chef and Brewer is inviting Macmillan professionals to enjoy a free meal in one of their restaurants.
You can choose any meal from the mains section of the menu. This offer will run until Wednesday 31 January.
To redeem your meal and to find a venue near you visit the website and print off the voucher. Full terms and conditions are available at the link.