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Macmillan Welfare Rights Service, Shropshire

Macmillan Welfare Rights Service, Shropshire

Benefit advice services

This service meets people affected by cancer at key pathway points – diagnosis and staging; treatment; palliative care and end of life. This includes clients, carers and families, with those recently bereaved also able to access the service. Specialist welfare benefits advice for people affected by cancer. They can advise on what benefits you could claim and also give guidance on issues around housing, employment, as well as helping you with applications for benefits e.g making calls, form filling. They can also help you apply for one-off grants to help with fuel costs or to pay for a convalescent holiday or a new household item. They can also provide assistance with the claims process and representation at appeal. Also offers face to face appointments, telephone advice and home visits. The service holds award for Advice Quality Standard.

Catchment area:

People living in Shropshire and/or receiving treatment at either the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or the Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)

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