Working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Macmillan Cancer Support, we deliver a free, confidential and impartial benefits advice service to people who have been diagnosed with cancer, including their families and carers. We advise on all benefits and entitlements including Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance and Carers Allowance as well as means tested allowances such as the local housing allowance, council tax support and Pension Credit. We assist in challenging decisions from Mandatory Reconsideration to Appeal. The service also assists with applying for grants from Macmillan or through an occupational fund and can assist with claiming help with Health Costs such as travel to hospital. We also advise on accessing services or equipment such as aids or adaptations or social service assessments and can refer or signpost to local services. The service has 2 full time welfare rights advisers who deliver advice through home visits in the client’s home. Referrals are received by 2 office based support workers who work part time. We also provide Telephone and Email advice.
Time: 9am-5pm Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm Fridays