Over £ 1million in financial support for hundreds of Tayside cancer patients

Hundreds of Tayside cancer patients have managed to secure more than £ 1.4million in social benefits.

More than 800 people have been helped by a joint effort between Macmillan Cancer Support, Dundee City Council and Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.

Now the health chiefs have released an easy-to-understand document Animation Film about a prostate cancer patient called Bill in an effort to help more people in the area get help.

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Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership Chairman Councilor Ken Lynn said: “No one with a life-threatening illness should have to worry about paying their bills, but we know very well that many do.

“Cancer has a huge impact on people’s lives. Whether you need financial advice, guidance, or other practical needs such as obtaining a blue badge, the teams at Macmillan ICJ and Welfare Benefits are here to discuss your concerns.

“We are launching our latest animation showing some of the issues that can affect a person living with cancer and highlighting the services available to help.

Macmillan Services Manager in Scotland Janice Preston said: “Dealing with the emotional and physical impacts of cancer is one thing, trying to do it while still caring about how to put food on the table and keep a roof over it. above his head is another.

“Even before COVID-19, a cancer diagnosis is something that can transform people’s lives with a wide range of emotional, physical and financial impacts. It’s not always what happens in the hospital that worries people the most – for many, money is the second biggest concern after the shock of their initial diagnosis.

“These are services that simply wouldn’t be here without the continued support of our generous supporters, supporters we need more than ever after 18 months of fundraising events canceled amid the pandemic.”

Improving Service Cancer Journey is here to help you live your best life.

The service is a free service by appointment and can be contacted on 01382 433340.

– The animated short film on Bill’s journey to cancer can be seen here.

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