Advice service nets £2m for Rotherham cancer patients

By Amy Parkes | 07/09/2010 0 comments

Advice service nets £2m for Rotherham cancer patients

A FINANCIAL advice service for cancer patients has helped more than 700 people claim £2 million in its first year alone.

The Rotherham Macmillan Benefits Advice Service recently celebrated its first year with the news that more than £2 million had been accessed for people in weekly benefits, arrears and lump sum payments.

The service is a partnership between Rotherham British Telecom (RBT), NHS Rotherham and Macmillan Cancer Support.

To date more than 700 people with money worries linked to their illness have contacted the service and demand for it continues to grow.

The service is based in Enterprise House on Bridge Street, Rotherham and home visits can be arranged. The service is completely free and confidential and available to any residents who live in or receive treatment within the Rotherham borough.

The service now provides ward visits and a weekly advice service at Rotherham General hospital on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of cancer patients through practical, medical, emotional and financial support.

To make an appointment with the benefits service call 01709 823645 or e-mail macmillanwelfarerights@rotherham.gov.uk.
 

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