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This Macmillan service helps people affected by cancer make informed decisions about everything from mortgages, to pensions, savings, insurance and more.

In 2015, it helped over 5,000 people secure nearly £2 million in additional money or savings.

In 2015, the Welfare Rights team on the Macmillan Support Line provided free advice to help almost 21,000 people secure £50 million in benefits they were entitled to.

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We offer one-off grants to help people affected by cancer on low incomes pay for essentials such as heating or clothing.

In 2015 we gave out £11.5 million in grants to 36,000 people.

We also made improvements to our grants service, which means we can now process grants 75% faster than the charity sector average. The qualifying financial criteria are outlined at, and application forms can be ordered from

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Free Information Materials

Free information materials

We produce a wide range of publications in a variety of formats specifically for people with cancer, their family and friends.

These are available free of charge for people affected by cancer and for professionals like you who work with them.

You can browse, download and order resources at

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Macmillan Support Line

Macmillan Support line

Anyone affected by cancer can call our support line for expert answers to their questions about cancer or just for a chat. Where appropriate, we also refer people who call our support line to our financial services.

In 2015 it answered over 144,000 calls and helped over 62,000 people by providing expert guidance and support.

Our support line is free to call on 0808 808 00 00 and is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm. All calls are confidential.

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Online Community

Online Community

Our online community gives people affected by cancer a place to connect with each other and share support. We host regular webchats with our Support Line staff, who answer all sorts of questions about living with cancer.

In 2015, more than 780,000 people visited our online community.

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