Reg cancer and over age 66 benefits

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Sarcoma of the lungs 

My daughter already cares for her son who Is disabled now has to care for me she only gets money for caring for one person.

Are there any Grant's to help with home or for herself or for daughter?

She has been let down by council and certain  services tbd including gp she Is looking for a trust worthy advocate help daily duties cleaning cooking is there anyone grants that can provide this for her. 

Her drs led to a late diagnosis in ways is there anyone we can approach which won't let us down and offer what they say are going to please. Dealing with letting down of services and gp services affects people. I myself have been diagnosed breast  cancer and liver cancer. We dont want people to run away we need help. 

If there is someone who can help please we would be willing to discuss matters futher and try improve lives here. 

I dont want mention services publically here but it's very bad when you have cancer and services actually treat you the wrong way what not expect you just to be okay with it and they know about your health so shouldn't be that way.

None of this information without consent is allowed to be used without both parties written consent thank you. 

Is there anyone that will represent us in anyway please 

Thank you

Linda

Maria 

Ho

  • Dear   

    Thank you for your message. My name is Alissa and I am an adviser on the Work Support team.

    I am sorry to hear that you and your daughter both have a cancer diagnosis and the challenges I can hear you are facing as a family whilst your daughter also supports her disabled son. It is truly understandable you are reaching out for support at this time, given your experiences and I hope we can support you further with the services we offer.  

    It is unclear from your message if you or your family are in work. If so, I would just like to mention that you would have rights at work following a cancer diagnosis because of the protection under the Equality Act 2010, as cancer is automatically recognised as a disability. Please let me know if this is something you require further guidance with and we will be happy to help.

    Regarding finances, I would recommend reaching out to our Welfare Rights team here on the Support Line regarding your family’s circumstances as they will be able to explore any benefits and financial support, that you may be eligible for. The Welfare Rights team could also check eligibility for you and your daughter for our Macmillan Grant which is a £200 payment and this could help with additional costs following a cancer diagnosis. The team can also advise of any other grants you may have access to. The team can be reached on 0808 808 00 00 pressing option 1,2 and 2 again. Alternatively they can be contacted here by online chat.

    We also have our Financial Guidance team here on the Support Line. They are available on the above number too, Monday to Friday, from 8am until 6pm selecting option 1, then 2, then 1. By email or chat online. They can provide guidance relating personal finances, such as, mortgages, debts, loans, insurance, pensions etc.

    Understanding the impact of a late diagnosis and the feeling of being let down I can hear the need to ensure going forward, you are all receiving the support you require and maybe resolve for the issues that have impacted you as a family in the past.

    Our Cancer Information and Support Team can provide this space for you to discuss your circumstances and experiences to find the right support for you and in your area.  You can reach them every day, Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm on 0808 808 00 00, option 1 and then 1.

    I hope this has been helpful to you and please do not hesitate to get back in touch with us or any of our teams if you or your family require.

    Best wishes,

     

    Alissa

    Work Support Advisor

    Remember you can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or by email