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The new Turn2Us Response Fund

Started by Tombenefits   on 21 July 2017 at 16:29


This blogging time, I bring you exciting news of a new partnership between Maggie's and Turn2Us and their new Response Fund.

This fund is aimed at helping with particular items or a one off grant towards living costs when someone faces a life changing event in the previous 12 months.

It's not specifically aimed at people affected by cancer, but the very way in which that wee timorous beastie comes barging so rudely into our lives,  means that many Centre Visitors might be in the very situations the Fund is aiming to help with

You can find out more about the sort of things the Fund can help with in the Benefits Blog: The new Turn2Us Response Fund by clicking the link here.

You can't apply directly to the Fund, but any of my colleagues in other Maggie's centre or I,  can make an application on your behalf. 

The Fund may not apply in your case - it does have some income and savings criteria - but in talking about the fund we may identify other help that you can access.

As ever you are never allowed to say "Oh I won't qualify for any help" without a signed note from me :-)

Please join this Conversation by posting any general queries or comments below. If I can't answer your question I will check with Turn2Us

For a private chat about the Fund or any other benefits,  please message me.

Best wishes,


Online Centre Benefits Advisor

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