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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Warmth for Wellbeing is here to help people on low incomes whose health is at risk from living in a cold home.

 As well as our Freephone helpline, we also offer personalised, face-to-face appointments and home visits, providing practical advice and support around a number of fuel poverty issues:

 

  • Maximising benefits
  • Reducing or managing debts
  • Getting cheaper fuel tariffs
  • Saving on gas and electricity
  • Draught proofing homes
  • Getting off a key metre
  • Getting help to replace an old boiler or get insulation
  • Getting help to access crisis funds

 

Living in a cold home can have a serious impact on health, including risk of heart attacks, strokes and infections, leading to preventable winter deaths.  Negative health effects start at outdoor temperatures of between 4° and 8°C and indoor temperatures of below 18° C

 People most at risk are:

 

  • aged over 65 or under 5
  • have a long term health condition such as heart or lung disease
  • have a mental health condition or dementia
  • disabled
  • pregnant
  • living on a low income

Call the Freephone, local Moneyworks helpline 0800 988 7037 and ask for advice on warm homes.

The Warmth for Wellbeing Project is a partnership led by Citizens Advice Brighton & Hove and funded by the British Gas Energy Trust. The project partners are: Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Age UK Brighton & Hove, Money Advice Plus, Brighton Housing Trust, FED Centre for Independent Living, St Luke's Advice Service, Brighton & Hove Energy Saving Co-op, Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, Hangleton & Knoll Project, Mind in Brighton & Hove, Brighton Women's Centre, British Red Cross, and National Energy Action.

 
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