Living with cancer can be tough on your finances. You might not be able to earn in the same way. You’ll probably spend more on everyday costs like heating and getting around. And it’s hard knowing how to plan ahead. Too often, money worries just get out of control. But we’re here to help. Our benefits advisers can support you by working out the financial help you may be entitled to and helping you to access it. They have specialist knowledge of welfare benefits, tax credits and grants and can offer you up-to-date, invaluable advice. Working in partnership with Coventry Citizens Advice, we provide free face-to-face benefits advice to people affected by cancer, including carers and families, at hospitals and other locations across Coventry and Warwickshire. We can: ∙ provide advice on what benefits you could claim if you cannot work, if you are experiencing health problems as a result of treatment, or if you have a low or reduced income ∙ help you with applications for benefit – making calls or filling in forms ∙ help you apply for one-off grants, eg to help with fuel costs, to pay for a convalescent holiday or a new household item ∙ assist you with appealing against decisions on your benefit entitlement ∙ refer you to other support with debt, housing, employment and pensions.
Patients at the University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, George Elliot Hospital, Warwick Hospital and Stratford Hospital (from September 2017) and available to anyone who is caring for someone who is receiving cancer services at the hospitals.
The service is available by contacting our Appointment Line number 024 76252050 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Find out more:
- Balwant Nahal - Project Manager on 02476 252050 (appointment line only)