Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is bringing free, specialist information and support about cancer to West Sussex this week.
The team will be in Chichester on Wednesday, Littlehampton on Thursday and Bognor Regis on Friday.
Cancer information specialists are on hand to answer questions and provide information.
Wendy Marchant, a Macmillan information and support specialist, 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.
“On these dates, we are also here to answer any of your other 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.”
Details of the visit:
Wednesday, May 4 – Wednesday Market, Cattle Market Car Park, Market Road, Chichester, 9am to 3pm.
Thursday, May 5 – Littlehampton High Street, by Sainsbury’s, 10am to 4pm.
Friday, May 6 – Place St Maur, Bognor Regis, 9am to 3pm.
Cancer can impact on all aspects of life, not just health. This month, the team is highlighting issues around finance as many people are faced with extra costs they had not considered.
Macmillan research has shown that 83 per cent of people are, on average, £570 a month worse off as a result of a cancer diagnosis. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.
The charity has five mobile information units that travel around the UK, providing cancer information and advice on the ground. Last year, they helped more than 74,000 people in over 565 locations across the UK.
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).
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