Cancer Council NSW provides direct emergency financial assistance to people affected by cancer and financial disadvantage. Assistance is provided in the form of bill payments for a range of eligible household expenses that don’t stop during treatment, emergency food and fuel vouchers for transport to treatment. Assistance is available only once and is limited to $250. Patients are assessed by Oncology and other Social Workers based in hospitals and cancer treatment centres across NSW. Cancer Council NSW collaborates with Social Workers across NSW to make sure that assistance is delivered only to people who have no other financial options.
To find out more about emergency assistance offered by Cancer Council NSW please contact the social work department of your treatment centre.