Rights and support of patients with cancer




Cancer patients and their relatives have access to many rights and supports:
  • GP
  • Carers
  • Palliative care nurses and specialists
  • Respite care
  • Carer's allowance
  • Free prescriptions
  • A disability living allowance



If you require any further information regarding allowance or benefits, please contact the Department for Work and Pensions enquiry line on 0800 88 22 00 or online at:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/DisabilityLivingAllowance/index.htm and http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone/MoneyMatters/CarersAllowance/index.htm