More about Practical Concerns
When someone has cancer, it touches every part of their life – including some of the more practical areas.
If you are unwell, you may need help with activities like cooking or dressing – especially if you live alone – and you may be entitled to help with transport to and from hospital. If you are caring for someone, you too may be entitled to some payments or respite care.
On the other hand, you may need advice on returning to work, your rights in the workplace, or travel insurance if you want to go on holiday.
Because cancer treatment can be lengthy, it can have a major impact on people’s finances. Specialist services offer advice on welfare and benefits, while pensions advisers can support you if you are thinking about retiring following your illness.
Whatever situation you are facing, you will probably also need emotional support too. Make sure you have someone to turn to during the difficult times.
If cancer treatment is not successful, if you are managing someone’s personal or financial affairs, or organising a funeral, legal advisers and end-of-life planning services can guide you through the process.