Useful contacts

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation lung cancer helpline
If you or someone close to you is affected by lung cancer and you would like any advice or support, call our free helpline on 0800 358 7200 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. 

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: 0808 800 4040

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

Carers UK
Provides expert advice, information and support on all matters to do with caring for someone.
Carers Wales: 029 2081 1370
Carers Scotland: 0141 445 3070
Carers Northern Ireland: 02890 439 843
Carers UK Adviceline: 0808 808 7777

Citizens Advice Bureau
Provides free, independent, advice on your rights and responsibilities.
Wales: 03444 77 20 20
England: 03444 111 444
Scotland: 0808 800 9060
TextRelay users should call 03444 111 445

Counselling services
Provides counselling services to help and support you and your family.

Counselling Directory
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

Want2Stop (Northern Ireland)

Smokers Helpline (Wales) 0808 085 2219

Tenovus Cancer Care
Offers support, advice and treatment for people affected by cancer in Wales. Mobile cancer support units provide treatment closer to home, in the community. Also provides information on financial support/benefits, cancer prevention and funds cancer research.
Helpline (freephone): 0808 808 1010

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