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Benefits advice

Advice on welfare benefits is offered in the Drop-in Centre at the LJMC. 

It is not necessary to make an appointment for this service. However, the Benefits Advisor is not in the centre every day so we recommend that you call the Helpline to check her availability before making a special trip. 

If you are unable to visit the LJMC in person, please call the Helpline.

Please note: This service is only available to patients under the care of an oncologist based at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre-based.

Turn2us An on-line benefit calculator that helps you check the benefits and grants to which you might be entitled. Government website with general guide to welfare benefits
Citizens Advice Online independent advice
Step Change Debt advice and management plans
Shelter Housing advice helpline
Macmillan Cancer Support

0808 808 0000
Mon-Fri: 9.00am-8.00pm
Find out what benefits may be available to you.

ACAS: Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Helpline: 0300 123 1100
Clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

AgeUK Advice on benefits, debt, pensions and other financial matters. Use the online tool to find local contact details



Grants and other sources of help

Macmillan grants

A Macmillan grant is a one-off payment for adults, young people or children with cancer, to cover a wide range of practical needs. Grants are means-tested and are made through a health or social care professional, such as a social worker, district nurse, or a Macmillan nurse. Staff in the LJMC drop-in centre can also help with your application. [more...]


CURA is a local charity that provides modest grants to breast cancer patients to help fund items that may ease the cancer pathway. Grants are means-tested and applications must be made by a health care professional. Staff in the LJMC drop-in centre can help with your application. [more...]

Willow Foundation

A national charity that provides special days for seriously ill 16-40 year olds. Special days aim to give patients a break from the stress and difficult realities of diagnosis and treatment. [more...]



Last updated: June 14, 2016