One area of support we are developing at the centre is our benefits and welfare support. Maggie’s Fife are delighted to introduce our first full time Benefits Advisor, Melanie Bunce.
Melanie comes with a wealth of experience and expertise within the welfare system and already there is a high demand for her service. Last year Maggie’s Fife secured over £1.1m in benefits for people affected by cancer in the local area.
People who have a cancer diagnosis may have the additional stress of financial concerns if their income is affected due to their condition or treatment. Often financial worries can be a bigger source of stress for people affected by cancer than the illness itself. Melanie can help people navigate the complexities of the welfare system, whether it’s a benefits assessment, help with filling out forms, or accessing grants. People affected by cancer just need to come through the door, no referral, no paperwork.
To make an appointment for a benefit check or to find out more about benefits, pop into the centre or call 01592 647997.