Cost of living - support for people with cancer

We know that cancer can be tough on your finances. You may also be worried about rises to energy bills and other costs of living. There is support available.

Financial support to help with the cost of living

If you are worried about the cost of living, there is information and support available to help you with your finances.
Here are some of the ways you can get financial help.

Our Financial Guidance team

If you are worried about money, there are people you can talk to:

  • Our Financial Guides are here to give you personalised support to help you plan your budget, manage your money and understand your personal finance options, such as mortgages, pensions and insurance.
  • Our Welfare Rights Advisors can help you to find out what benefits you might be entitled to.
  • Our Energy Advisors can help you with things like access to energy schemes and grants.

If you would like to talk to speak to someone in the financial guidance team, you can: 

You can also post a question for the team in our Online Community. Someone will aim to respond to your post within 2 working days.

Our Financial guides and Energy advisors are available Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. Our Welfare rights advisers are also available Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, as well as 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sundays.

Macmillan Grants

Macmillan Grants are one-off payments to help people on low incomes who need support with the extra costs that living with cancer can bring.

We are hearing from more people with cancer who are feeling the enormous pressure of rising living costs. This is why we have added £3.5 million to Macmillan Grants.

We have more information about Macmillan Grants and how to apply.

Other financial help

We have information and tools to help people with cancer get financial help.

This includes things like:

*Listed 04/03/2022


Macmillan Cancer Support