New drop-in launched at centre

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People living with cancer or life limiting illnesses in Wisbech can get free, confidential benefits advice with the launch of a new drop-in service at the Macmillan and Hudson Palliative Care Unit, North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech.

The unit, run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, is working in partnership with Rural Cambs Citizen Advice and Macmillan Cancer Support to hold drop-in sessions on Monday’s from 10am to 11am and booked appointments from 11am to 1pm.

Oonagh Tucker, Macmillan/CAB welfare benefits advice service leader said: “The team can assist with all types of benefit queries. Most importantly carrying out benefit calculations to find out what people may be entitled to claim, assisting with benefit claims and completing forms, applying for charitable grants and transport concessions.”

Michelle Knight, clinical nurse specialist, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “We are working closely with Rural Cambs Citizen Advice to provide a safe environment for the sessions to take place. These sessions will give greater access to the benefits service to patients already attending the unit for treatment.”

Appointments can be arranged by calling the Macmillan and Hudson Palliative Care reception on 01945 488053 or via the Macmillan number on 01945-469789.