Financial advice and support is being offered to local cancer sufferers through a mobile service offered by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is coming to Gisburn Auction Marts Ltd on Thursday, January 31st, from 10am to 2-30pm with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.
The team can offer advice on the financial impact of cancer and anyone with worries relating to cancer are encouraged to stop by, whether it is yourself who is living with cancer or you are caring for someone else.
Macmillan research shows that four in five people with cancer are £570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs.
Geri Timmis, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, said: "It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important - their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice.
“When we visit the area we’ll be on hand to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us. We’d be happy to help.”
For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo
If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). For details about Macmillan services near you visit: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html