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Practical Help

Help with finances for people affected by cancer
We can arrange an appointment for patients who would like to discuss financial concerns confidentially with our dedicated Benefits Team. Our three benefits advisers Jo, Sue and Tony hold surgeries in the Cancer Information Centre at Ipswich Hospital on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Contact Louise or Julie for an appointment or further information on 01473 715748

If you are housebound, the Macmillan Benefits Advice Service offers home visits to patients, their families and carers. To arrange a home visit please call 01473 264848 or email macmillanbenefitsadviceservice@suffolk.gov.uk

Claim for help with health costs
Go to www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/help-with-health-costs.aspx for further information.

Non-emergency transport options for patients
>> Click here to find out more.

Coping with hair loss
We can offer support and advice to people facing the possibility of losing their hair due to cancer treatment.

  • We prepare patients for what to expect and support them through their treatment.
  • We can also provide an extensive range of literature and resources.

Call the Cancer Information Centre for further information on 01473 715748.

Useful websites

Look Good Feel Better www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

Cancer Hair Care (hair care advice) www.cancerhaircare.co.uk

Frobishers Wigs in Ipswich www.frobisherswigs.co.uk

Suffolk Age UK www.ageuksuffolk.org

Felgains Care and Mobility www.felgains.com

Suffolk Family Carers www.suffolkfamilycarers.org

Marie Curie Cancer Care www.mariecurie.org.uk

St Elizabeth Care Agency www.stelizabethcareagency.co.uk

The Grove in Bournmouth www.thegrovebournmouth.co.uk
A unique hotel offering a beautiful holiday retreat for cancer patients and those with life threatening illnesses. Carers, families and friends are all welcome.

Travel Insurance Companies and Brokers www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Practicalissues/Travel/Companies.aspx

Cruse www.suffolkcruse.co.uk or call 01473 230888 for further details.
Cruse is the largest national bereavement charity in the UK. It offers free confidential advice to people bereaved in any way, regardless of age, nationality or belief.

The WAY Foundation www.widowedandyoung.org.uk
WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.