THE Government is planning the biggest shake-up of the benefits system in 60 years through its Welfare Reform Bill.
While we agree the system is complex and needs to be simplified, we are concerned that proposed benefits changes in the Bill could mean that thousands of people with cancer are left without vital financial support.
The Bill is now in its final stages in Parliament so time is running out to make sure that people with cancer do not lose out on crucial benefits.
We are calling on readers to help us campaign by signing our petition at www.macmillan.org.uk/welfare
The more support we get, the stronger our message to politicians will be.
For questions about cancer, or to find out more about the benefits people living with cancer are entitled to, call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm).
Thank you for your support.
Director for England
Macmillan Cancer Support.