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Financial Advice

Financial Advice

For many people diagnosed with cancer, money is one of the first things they think about.  In fact, four out of every five cancer patients are hit with additional costs as a result of their illness, for example transport to and from hospital and increased fuel bills.

If you are struggling to cope with the financial impact of cancer, help is available for you.

Services you can access through our Macmillan Information Centres include Macmillan Durham County Council Welfare Rights Service and Citizens Advice Darlington.   They are free and confidential and can help with things like:

  • Applying for social security benefits and tax credits
  • Applying for housing benefits and council tax support
  • Health costs and travel to hospital
  • Accessing charitable grants
  • Appealing against benefits decisions
  • Applying for free prescriptions

For more information or to make an appointment for financial advice, call one of our Macmillan Information Centre Managers or drop in to see us at Darlington Memorial Hospital, Bishop Auckland Hospital or the University Hospital North Durham:

Telephone: 01388 455231


'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham