Debt & money -Macmillan Money Matters

Money matters

We can provide advice and assistance to maintain your financial wellbeing. This service is available to patients who do not have cancer as well as those who do. We are a joint initiative between NHS Forth Valley, Stirling Council, Clackmannanshire Council, Falkirk Council and Macmillan Cancer Support.

We provide financial information and advice to patients, their families and carers. For most people with a long term condition money worries can be a major cause of stress. 

Is a long term condition affecting you or a member of your family?

Whatever your age, living with a long term condition such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stroke or Dementia can be a daily challenge and may have financial implications for you and your family.

As your condition changes, you and your family will develop various ways of coping, which may mean reducing your working week, changing jobs, or giving up work altogether.

What is a long term condition?  Young carer

A long term condition is something you have lived with for more than a year, has required ongoing medical care and has a limited your life in some way e.g

  • COPD
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Neurological Impairment 

What we can do

We can arrange to visit you in a place that is most convenient to you. This could be your home, hospital or a local council office. All information provided will be treated in confidence.

Our advisers can:

  • Provide a financial wellbeing check
  • Complete benefit claim forms

Unsure about what you can claim

The effects of your condition may mean you need extra kinds of help and support. The Money Matters team can help you and your family claim the benefits or funds you may be entitled to.

These could include:

  • Disability and Carer Benefits
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefits
  • Working age benefits
  • Pensioner benefits

Contact Us

Macmillan Money Matters                                            
Stirling Council                             
Customer First Stirling                                     
1-5 Port Street                                
Stirling                                        
FK8 2EJ                                   
01786 233525                            
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