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Being affected by cancer can be tough on your finances

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At some point in our lives, many of us have to deal with cancer. Either you’ve been diagnosed, or a family member or friend will suffer from this devastating disease. 

Living with cancer can also be tough on finances. Macmillan found that over four in five (83%) people are financially worse off as a result of a cancer diagnosis. The average impact of those affected was £570 a month.

By providing you with free debt advice, we hope you'll be in a better position to focus on the things that matter most in your life.

Who are we?

We're the UK's leading debt charity providing the country's most comprehensive debt advice service. During the last 25 years we've helped 5 million people take back control of unmanageable debts - and their lives. We have a dedicated team who's primary aim is to help and support those affected by cancer to deal with their debts.

What do we do?

We help thousands of people like you each week by taking an independent and non-judgemental look at your finances. We can provide the advice that's best suited to your individual needs. Whichever option you choose to take, we're on hand to provide ongoing support and practical advice every step of the way, for as long as you need us.

Three steps to debt advice

  1. We work out your budget, income and total debts
  2. We use this information to offer a solution to your debt that suits your situation
  3. We set up your debt solution, and offer support, for however long it's needed

We're here to help you deal with money worries early, so you can focus on the things that matter most in your life. 

Macmillan’s ‘Money & Cancer’ campaign aims to help people with cancer deal with their money worries.

From claiming benefits, to managing housing costs and helping people through insurance claims processes, you'll get all the support and guidance you need.

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What do our clients say about us?

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Shirley, West Sussex

“It’s a relief knowing my problems are being dealt with.”

Helping you become debt free...

“I wish to thank your staff for all the great help they gave me when I was in so much debt.
They were a pillar of support to me.” (Leslie, Essex)

Foundation for Credit Counselling Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG trading as StepChange Debt Charity and StepChange Debt Charity Scotland. A registered charity no.1016630 and SC046263. It is a limited company registered in England and Wales (company no:2757055). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We link to external websites where they contain relevant information for our visitors. We're not responsible for the content of these websites, or any infringement on your data rights under data protection regulations by any external website provider.

*This is the average rating of our service based on the StepChange reviews on Feefo by DMP and DRO clients three months into their solution.

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