If you or a loved one is affected by cancer, it can feel quite overwhelming. While your most immediate priority is coping with the challenges of the diagnosis, you may also find that there’s an impact on your finances. We can help.

Our dedicated support team provides a confidential and free service to give you practical help during a difficult time.

How we can help

Our Cancer Support Team offers customers guidance to help to alleviate the money worries that can be associated with a cancer diagnosis, from the potential impact on income, to everyday costs like transport to and from healthcare appointments.

Our team can provide:

  • help to assess and manage changes to your finances, at every stage from diagnosis to after treatment.
  • practical guidance on personal banking, savings, loans, mortgages and credit cards.

In some cases we can help lessen the financial impact of cancer. For example, we may be able to help with mortgage payment holidays and current account charges. Your individual circumstances will need to be taken into account as this isn't always possible.

We’re here to help. Our specialist support colleagues will discuss your income and outgoings, and what support is best for you. Call us free on 0800 015 0016 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

More support you can access

Macmillan Cancer Support has helped millions of people with practical, emotional and personal support, from the moment they are diagnosed for as long as they need.

Their website is packed with helpful advice and information to help you with everything from understanding cancer, to coping with the practical and emotion impact of the diagnosis. You’ll also find links to Macmillan’s online community and details of local groups and events.

Call them free on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am to 8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk