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Financial Help

The Family Support Service at The Shakespeare Hospice can provide information and help with practical and financial concerns.

When you or someone close to you is diagnosed with a life limiting illness, this can have a serious effect on your finances. You may be earning less because you can’t work or are working fewer hours. You might also have unexpected expenses, e.g. medical costs, adaptations to your home or heating costs.

There are a number of organisations who can provide one off payments and financial support to people who need some extra help. For further details and signposting please contact the hospice on 01789 266852.


Other Useful Contacts:

Benefit Enquiry Line
Provides general benefit advice for people with disabilities and their carers
0800 882200 (txtphone 0800 243355)
www.gov.uk/dwp

HM Revenue and Customs
Gives advice about tax related matters or how to claim tax credits.
Tax Credits Helpline: 0845 300 3900
Txtphone: 0845 300 3909

Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit enquiry Line
Phone: 0845 300 3900
Txtphone 0845 3003909

Citizens Advice Bureau
Provides free independent, confidential advice on topics such as benefits, debt and employmentThere is no longer one national number. Please see your phone book for details of your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau or visit:
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Independent Advocacy - Stratford Project
Provides free independent, confidential support where you can talk about everyday decisions or matters that are worrying you. An Advocate can help you complete forms, attend meetings with you and speak on your behalf if you need:
Phone: 024 7669 7443 Ext. 228
Email: office@independentadvocacy.org
www.independentadvocacy.org

Age UK Helpline: 0800 009966

Macmillan Cancer Support
For information on financial help and benefits you may be entitled to.
Helpline: 01926 457912
www.macmillan.org.uk/abetterdeal
Email: lsc@wdcab.cabnet.org.uk

Dial UK
Is a national network of disability information and advice services. They offer help with benefits, mobility, equipment and many other disability related matters.
Phone: 01302 310 123
Email: informationenquiries@dialuk.org.uk
www.dialuk.org.uk

Carers UK
Provide information on matters such as carers allowance, help with fuel costs, council tax for example.
Advice line: 0808 808 7777
Email: info@carersuk.org.

 

Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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How to Refer

The Shakespeare Hospice welcomes referrals from Healthcare professionals as well as self referrals from patients and their families

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Counselling

Qualified counsellors volunteer for The Shakespeare Hospice

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Day Hospice

Our nurses, therapists and counsellors provide physical, emotional and practical support for life as a carer.

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL