You are here:

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advice

Published on



Together Through It All

In the midst of life's challenges, especially when confronted with a cancer diagnosis, understanding and accessing your welfare benefits should be the least of your worries. This is why Debt Free Advice has partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide free, clear, and comprehensive welfare benefits advice specifically for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Our combined expertise ensures that during these trying times, you're equipped with the information and support needed to navigate financial welfare, allowing you to focus on recovery and wellbeing.

We advise on:

Benefits & Tax Credits

Benefits & Tax Credits

Discover which benefits and tax credits you're entitled to, and get expert guidance on the application process.

Charitable Grants

Charitable Grants

Access crucial funding support from charities to ease the financial burden during your health journey.

Healthcare & Travel Expenses

Healthcare & Travel Expenses

Cover unforeseen health-related costs, especially those associated with hospital visits and treatments.

Household Budgeting

Household Budgeting

Navigate and manage household and fuel expenses effectively, ensuring you're making the most of available resources.

Transport Privileges

Transport Privileges

Understand and apply for transportation concessions, including acquiring a disabled parking badge for ease of mobility.

Who We Can Help

With Macmillan Cancer Support's backing, Debt Free Advice offers financial guidance to specific boroughs and hospitals. We're here to help those in our focus areas manage the financial challenges of cancer.

Residents of Key Boroughs
If you're located in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, or the City of London, our services are tailored just for you.

Patients at Major Hospitals
If you're receiving treatment as an inpatient or outpatient at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Homerton University Hospital, Newham University Hospital, or Whipps Cross University Hospital, we're poised to assist.

If you require support but do not fit this criteria, please visit the Macmillan Cancer Support site for additional resources and assistance.

How to access our advice

Hospital-based Advice

While receiving care in our partner hospitals, just speak to a nurse or doctor and ask for the Macmillan benefits team. We're here to assist you during your hospital stay.

In Person

At An Advice Centre

Drop by the Toynbee Hall Advice Hub, conveniently situated next to the Aldgate East tube station. Our dedicated team is on hand to offer you personalised guidance.

Call Us

Give us a call on freephone 0800 808 5700, or use our form to request a callback. Our lines are open seven days a week 8am-8pm.


Video Chat With Us

Need to speak to an Advisor face-to-face but can't make it to one of our centres? Use our Video Advice service.


Can't talk? No problem! Use WhatsApp to drop us a message us on 0800 808 5700.

Free, expert advice you can trust

We regularly ask those that have received our advice to rate us publicly on Trustpilot, one of the world's biggest review websites, and we're delighted to be rated as excellent!