Help is at hand for cancer patients who are struggling

The cost of living crisis is affecting us all.

However, for low income cancer patients already struggling with higher bills and expenses due to their diagnosis, as well as the on-going impact of the Covid pandemic, it’s clear that people with cancer are facing a triple threat of challenges in 2022.

That’s why we are urging people living with cancer in London to seek our support.

In 2021, Macmillan gave £1.2million in grants to cancer patients across the capital.

Many of whom couldn’t afford to pay for essentials such as heating bills. Something that will only get tougher this year, with energy prices rocketing by as much as 53 per cent in April, and further increases expected in October.

Macmillan continues to go all out to support people with cancer. You can apply for a one-off, means tested grant by talking to the Macmillan Welfare Rights Team on our Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 00 00).

We’re open seven days a week, 8am to 8pm. Or, speak to your Macmillan nurse, or other healthcare professional, who can help you apply for a Macmillan grant.

You can also access information and advice on welfare benefits, housing costs and employment rights via our website:, 24/7.
And you can find local support by visiting the ‘in your area’ section of the Macmillan website.

We are here for everyone with cancer. So, if you are someone in need of our support, we will do whatever it takes to ensure you get the practical advice and help that can make life with cancer not simply about survival.

Emma Tingley
Macmillan Head of Partnerships – London & South East Regions




Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.