Free, cancer information and support is coming to Somerset from Monday 13th January to Friday 17th January. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Bridgwater, Taunton, Chard, Crewkerne and Yeovil with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.

The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer, or care for someone who is. 

Cancer can affect every part of your life, not just your health. The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer which can be particularly hard for people just after Christmas.

Macmillan research shows that 83% of people are, on average, £570 a month worse off because of a cancer diagnosis1. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

Details of the visit:

Monday 13 January 10am – 4pm
Bridgwater – near Robert Blake Statue, Cornhill TA6 3BU           

Tuesday 14 January 10am – 4pm
Taunton – By Mr Miles Tea & Coffee House and Boots. High Street TA1 3PT

Wednesday 15 January 10am – 4pm
Chard – Tesco, Tapstone Road TA20 2LW

Thursday 16 January 10am – 4pm
Crewkerne – By Humphries Kirk, 17 Market Street TA18 7JU

Friday 17 January 9am – 3pm
Yeovil – Morrisons, Lysander Road BA20 2AU

Elaine Perry, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, says,

“It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice.

“On the dates mentioned above, we’re here to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us. We’d be happy to help.”

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo

If you are unable to visit the bus but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). You can find out about Macmillan services near you at www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area

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