Guernsey

Drop-in benefits advice for Guernsey cancer patients

A drop-in centre offering benefits advice for people with cancer is to continue in Guernsey.

It follows a successful pilot project which has been running at the island's Bulstrode oncology unit.

The programme is being run jointly, by the States Health and Social Services and Social Security departments.

It will continue on an appointment system on a three-monthly basis at the Bulstrode oncology unit, starting in September.

The project was first set up after a cancer support group highlighted the fact that financial issues can cause extra worry when someone becomes ill.

It said following the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, practical things such as benefit entitlement can get overlooked - hence the need for people to be able to access specialist advice.

Appointments for the drop-in clinics can be made through the Bulstrode unit.

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