Welcome to our March 2016 Newsletter!
This month we look towards the benefit changes and list which ones are currently set to be affected from April 2016. We’ve also got news on the latest update to our Benefits Calculator, a real life story as well as our usual benefits and grants update.
We are also very keen on hearing from any carers who have received help from us and who might be willing to share their story as part of our upcoming benefits campaign.
It would involve filming an interview with you that we’d use for a short campaign video and taking some photos for our campaign website and posters.
Share your story with us.
It's almost Bowel Cancer Awareness Month! 'Be a Star, Bake a Cake' and support us this April. Hold a coffee morning, afternoon tea or a bake sale at home, work ...or in the community and invite
your friends, family and colleagues.
The money raised will help fund vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.
Register here: http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/beastarbakeacake
Today is World Cancer Day ... In the UK, one in two people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime – and while it’s not nice to think about, the reality is at some point it’s likely we’ll be supporting a friend or loved one through cancer. Here are some simple and practical things we can do to support someone we know after they have been diagnosed with cancer >>> Do you have any tips for supporting a loved one with cancer?
The Cancer Survivor's Companion will help you to deal with the emotional fallout of cancer, whether it's days, months or years since your treatment ended. It is packed reassurance, understanding and simple, practical ways to tackle key issues such as: worry and anxiety, depression and low mood, anger, self esteem and body image, relationships and sex, fatigue, sleep and relaxation.
In September, I had a successful keyhole operation for the removal of a tumour in my colon. I am having trouble making up my mind about having chemotherapy (a type called 5FU). I understand it is six months of purgatory, with no positive result. Is there any other treatment with a good result? I'm a fit, active, 82-year-old woman.
Mrs M. Hughes, Ormskirk, Lancs.