Benefits advice for people affected by cancer

Living with cancer can cost a great deal of money. There is help available to meet those costs. We offer free and confidential benefit advice to increase your income.

What we can help with

  • Identifying benefit entitlement
  • Claiming the correct benefit
  • Filling in forms
  • Appeals for benefit decisions
  • Applying for grants

There are three ways to contact us:

  • call 0131 200 2360 or 0131 529 5000
  • e-mail [email protected]
  • pop in to 249 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ.

We work with a number of partner agencies who refer to us. These include:

  • Ward 1 Western General
  • Wester Haven - The Cancer Information and Support Centre (Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way EH14 3JF)
  • St.Columba’s Hospice
  • Patient Information Centre, Royal Infirmary
  • Marie Curie Hospice.

Macmillan helpline

Lots of information and assistance is available through Macmillan’s own Cancer Support Direct service.

Call 0808 808 0000 8am to 8pm 7 days a week.

Visit the Macmillan website at

The Advice Shop

Address: Advice Shop, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

Telephone: 0131 200 2360