Many people tell us that, when living with a life-limiting illness, money worries and managing care-related paperwork can be overwhelming and confusing.
Our Welfare Advisor can give advice and support to you and your family about financial and practical issues like disabled parking badges, making wills and appointing a lasting power of attorney.
We can also help you apply for benefits that you might be eligible for, for example travel costs if you need to go to hospital for treatment, prescription costs and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
We also support carers who might also qualify for benefits, or need some practical support of their own. Please see our Carer Support pages for more information.
Tell Us Once
Tell Us Once is a service that reports a death to most government organisations in one go, including Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC, local council, passport office, DVLA and some public sector pension schemes. When a death is registered the Registrar will provide contact details for Tell Us Once, and contact can be made either on-line or by telephone.
All of our support is free to anyone in West Sussex and East Surrey that has been referred to St Catherine’s Hospice. If you would like to see or speak to our Welfare Advisor or find out more about how we can help you, please ask any of the St Catherine’s Hospice Team or call 01293 447345. Alternatively, take a look at our FAQ’s for more information.
You can find downloadable leaflets on our Welfare Support service here.