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Benefits ‘cuts’ will hit cancer patients hard, say advisors


Until somebody becomes sick, they won’t understand what it’s like

Published on Tuesday 21 February 2012 12:00

CANCER patients face a bleak future in the face of changes being made to the benefits system, specialist welfare advisors in Leamington are warning.

Macmillan Cancer Support funds a Welfare Rights and Benefits Service at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Hamilton Terrace, where case workers Karen Jones and Jenny Harding aim to help cancer patients, their carers and those in palliative care deal with issues they may have to do with accessing funds, housing, dealing with employers and other welfare issues.

Paul Burstow MP – awareness on prostrate cancer

MP to hold meeting on prostate cancer

Paul Burstow is holding a public meeting to identify the care needed for men suffering from prostate cancer.

The MP for Sutton, Cheam and Minister of State for Health will hold the meeting in his constituency office.

It will be an opportunity for those affected by prostate cancer, health professionals, health commissioners and councillors to share their understanding of what high-quality care for people affected by prostate cancer should be like.

The meeting will be held from 2pm-3.30pm on February 24.

Cancer support group in jeopardy

THE future of a vital service, which has supported thousands of people affected by cancer throughout Northumberland, has been put in doubt after crucial funding has been discontinued.

Published on Thursday 16 February 2012 09:09


The Northumberland Macmillan Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Welfare Benefits service, which started in 2007, looks set to close county-wide at the end of March, unless major help is found. A slimmed-down version may still be offered in parts of the region, with one CAB representative saying he is ‘absolutely certain’ that attempts will be made to keep it going somehow.