MAC13009
Booklet
Published: 31 Oct 2017
Next review: 30 Apr 2020
Edition: 4
MAC13009

This guide is about looking after someone who has cancer. It is for young people under the age of 18.

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Published: 31 Oct 2017
Next review: 30 Apr 2020
Edition: 4

This guide is about looking after someone who has cancer. It is for young people under the age of 18.

About this booklet

This guide is about looking after someone who has cancer. It is for young people under the age of 18. We have put it together with the help of other young carers.

The guide explains what it means to be a young carer, where you can get help and support, how to look after yourself and how to cope with practical, emotional and financial issues.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.

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