Practical support services

Below is a list of practical services and resources for cancer patients, carers, families and friends. Simply click on the hyperlink for more information about each.

 


Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support

Cancer Council 13 11 20 is a confidential service where you can speak to a specialist cancer professional about anything to do with cancer. Click here for more information.

 


Accommodation for patients and carers

Accommodation is often needed for carers and outpatients who live too far away to commute to their treatment centre. Cancer Council can connect them with accommodation centres and services. Click here for more information.

 


Emergency financial assistance

Cancer Council NSW provides emergency financial assistance to people affected by cancer and financial disadvantage. Assistance is available only once and is limited to $350.  Click here for more information.

 


Financial counselling

Financial counselling is a free community service provided by financial counsellors working in non-profit organisations that assist consumers who are experiencing financial problems. Click here for more information.

 


In home help

In home support programs support people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families deal with day to day household tasks such as light housework. Click here for more information.

 


Legal and financial planning referral services

Our Pro Bono Program provides people affected by cancer with access to free legal, financial, workplace and small business advice if they cannot afford to pay for it. Click here for more information.

 


Transport to treatment

Travelling to and from medical appointments is difficult for many people affected by cancer. Cancer Council NSW helps people affected by cancer and their carers travel to treatment in New South Wales. Click here for more information.

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