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Financial support

Finances can be an additional source of concern with the loss of income due to the inability to work and the added expenditure that can arise from being unwell and in hospital. You may be eligible for non-means tested benefits There are a number of useful organisations that can help with these and other finance related issues.

For those with a diagnosis of cancer the Citizens Advice Bristol Macmillan Team provides information on benefits entitlement and other support either in person or by phone. For further information about the Bristol office and links to the services nearby click here.

Macmillan Cancer Support  provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support for those affected by cancer. Contact the free helpline: 0808 808 0000. To find out more view their website.

For those with a diagnosis other than cancer, Citizens Advice offers financial support. View the website here.

AGE UK provides information for older people on topics such as benefits, community care, and housing. For information call 0800 678 1602 or visit the website.

The NHS website also has information on coping financially here. For guidance and claims forms for government benefits visit the DWP website.