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Managing financially

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it might affect your financial situation. It can have a huge impact on your working pattern or hours, and a knock-on effect on your finances.

Welfare appointments

Our healthcare team can make an appointment for you to see, or speak to one of our team of cancer specialist welfare benefits advisors.

Appointments can be made at a time to suit you. Your advisor can talk to you about your situation, let you know what support is available to you and help you through the process of applying for any benefits you may be entitled to.

These may include:

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Carers' Allowance
  • Occupational concerns such as taking unpaid leave, taking time off work, or working flexible or reduced hours

Your welfare advisor will raise a benefits check to see what funding you may be entitled to. They can also help you if you have had, or are having, any issues at work – including:

  • Worries about discrimination
  • Concerns about unpaid leave and taking time off
  • Working flexible or reduced hours
  • Help with debt

If you have recently lost someone close to you to cancer, our healthcare team can also help you find out what to do about benefits payments, funeral costs or any other costs associated to losing a loved one to cancer.

In the community

We also offer welfare appointments with Citizens Advice in the community via our Outreach/Big Purple Bus service.

On Monday mornings we are at Temple Park Centre, Manor and Friday mornings we are at Darnall Primary Care Centre.

For full timings and more information, read here.

Booking information

Our experienced Welfare Benefit advisers from Citizens Advice Sheffield are here to provide you with practical advice.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday and can be over the phone or face-to-face at our Cancer Support Centre.

To find out more or to book an appointment with one of the advisors:

Please note: the welfare advisors and/or the services team may ask for you permission to contact your clinical team to find out if there is any supporting information they can provide to go along with your application.

Independent living support

Are you living with or recovering from cancer? If so, you might need a little extra support to keep you safe and well at home, or get you back on your feet.

Hardship grants

Are you struggling financially? We can help with things like household bills, childcare costs and mortgage payments.

Legal advice

Anyone affected by cancer can access one hour of free legal advice regarding Wills and lasting Power of Attorney, via an experienced solicitor