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Find out about Maggie's Online Support Groups


Meet the team

As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.

Psychologists and experts from other Maggie's Centres and partner organisations also facilitate some group and individual sessions.

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Live Online Sessions and Support Group

Booked Benefits sessions

30 min live individual chat sessions with Maggie's Online benefits advisor. When you sign up we will message you to let you know the next available session time.


About our Live Sessions and Support Groups

Are you finding that living with cancer and its treatments is bringing with it extra costs e.g. travel to hospital, keeping warm, special diets and good nutrition, complementary therapies, changing clothes sizes, getting help in to do things or even just some extra treats and activities to help keep your spirits up?

At the same time are you finding your income - or that of a carer - might actually be going down?

The benefits system is meant to be there to help, but at first sight can look like a bit of a maze - and a changing one at that. Far more benefits go unclaimed than ever are lost in fraud, but you wouldn't think so from some ill informed media and other comment, that can leave you feeling almost wrong for asking about your entitlements. Please never let such nonsense put you off.

Tom our online benefits advisor acts as your confidential, independent (from the DWP etc) Benefits Advisor, with specialist experience around benefits, tax credits and related issues. However, he can also offer some initial advice on other financial or practical issues and suggest other sources of support or more specialist advice.

These 30 minute booked appointments offer the opportunity for a private, one to one, live text chat with Tom.

You can explore the specific benefits - or other support - that might apply to you and what may be involved in claiming them or you may want to come back and discuss issues that come up, both as things change during your cancer journey or as your claims process unfolds.

Request an online session with Tom by signing up to the booked appointments group . A member of the online team will then message you to let you know when the next available session is ,how to join the session and anything it may be helpful to have to hand.

You may also find some of the blogs and conversations. You are also welcome to message Tom provately via his profile (tombenefits).

Registered Office: Maggie's, The Stables, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU   Registered Charity Number: SC024414
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