Make money one less worry

When you are affected by cancer it can be tough on your finances. Money worries can be confusing and overwhelming. We’re here to help with the support and guidance you need.

The financial impact of cancer

It may not be the first of your worries, but cancer can be tough on your finances. You may earn less if you need to stop working or reduce your hours. You may spend more on everyday costs like heating and travelling to hospital. But with our support and guidance no one has to face the financial impact of cancer alone. You can deal with your money worries early, so you can get back to the things that matter most.

No small change

We’re campaigning to make sure that everyone gets the support they need to cope with the financial impact of cancer. 

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How we can help you

How we can help you

Find out about our financial information

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    There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis. Find out what benefits might be available to you and how we can help you claim them.

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    Household costs

    Access our guidance and support to get help with managing your housing costs, from rent, mortgage repayments and council tax to advice on how to keep your energy bills down.

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    Managing your money

    Get help with managing your everyday finances and planning ahead. Together we can make sure your money worries don’t get out of control.

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    If you have or have had cancer, it can help to understand how cancer can affect insurance. From looking into buying insurance or making a claim, we can help provide guidance.

Try our interactive financial support tools

Supporting a loved one with cancer?

You might face extra costs and your finances may feel the strain. Find out what financial help may be available to you and how to access it.