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Useful Contacts

Benefits Advisor

Find out what benefits you could get, how to claim and what happens if your circumstances change.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses. Tel: 020 7121 6699

Carers Trust

Provides Carers' Centres all around the UK offering a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in their own communities. London Office: 0844 800 4361
Glasgow Office: 0141 221 5066 Cardiff Office: 0292 009 0087

Disability Benefits Helpline

Get advice or information about a claim you've already made for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. Telephone: 08457 123 456

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides Macmillan Nurses, doctors, cancer care and information units and financial help through patient grants. Cancer nurses provide information, emotional support and practical advice by letter or telephone. Free publications are available. Freephone: 0808 800 0000

Maggie's Centres

Provides a community of support in centres around the UK, to anyone affected by cancer. Freephone 0300 123 1801

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Runs hospice centres throughout the UK, and a community nursing service to support cancer patients and their carers in their homes. Freephone: 0800 716 146

Mesothelioma UK

Is a national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment. Freephone: 0800 169 2409

National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses

Provides information to patients, carers and for health professionals who support people affected by lung cancer.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health in England. Offers help and advice to people who want to stop smoking.

NHS Inform

NHS inform provides a co-ordinated, single source of quality assured health and care information in Scotland. You can also visit Tailored information for the people of Scotland (TIPS).

NHS Direct Wales

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day. Also provides information about local NHS services in Wales.

NHS Smoking Helplines

Offers help and advice to people who want to stop smoking.

The NHS Smoking Helpline (England/Wales) Tel: 0800 022 4 332

Smokeline (Scotland) Tel: 0800 84 84 84

Smokers Helpline (Northern Ireland) Tel: 0800 85 85 85

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