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The Specialist Benefits and Money Advice Service delivers free information and advice to people and their families who are affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses. It is available in our Hambleton and Richmondshire offices.
Cancer and other life limiting illnesses can often radically alter the financial circumstances of those affected by them. People may become unable to work and suffer a loss of income, while at the same time being faced with many extra expenses: travel to and from treatment, expensive special dietary requirements, even increased heating bills from a reduced ability to tolerate the cold. Relatives may also need to give up work in order to care for someone. Together these can put an enormous financial strain on individuals and their families, who may find themselves struggling to negotiate the benefits system when at their most vulnerable.
The adviser mainly works out of our offices in Northallerton and Richmond, but also provides a home visiting service to those who are too ill or find it very difficult to get out. The Whitby area is accessible by a telephone service.
Go to the Get advice and contact page to contact us for an appointment. The adviser also works very closely with the Specialist Paliative Care Team based in the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre at the Friarage Hospital.