Hi, thanks for the replies. It's useful to have some idea of what might be available. I know I need to try and get some advice, I just keep putting it off after my last attempt with macmillians. Ideally I would like to work just a little bit, rather than have to stop altogether but this prob isnt feasible financially.
It sounds like pip is unlikely then. Re reduced mobility - from conversations with other people about their own health, the system seems to have a very narrow definition. I am still mobile, I can walk - so I'm guessing I wont tick their boxes. I am finding getting around more and more difficult, particularly as I dont have transport and have to walk to get places and use public transport.
Carol, I hope your conversation with your manager went okay for you. I think part-time can be a good option as I believe in having the 'right' balance helps with quality of life.
I've had a reasonable balance of hours (choosing time over money) but I am finding even part-time work to be really tiring. My house is such a tip! My work contracts are not reliable and at present it looks like one of them might be ending and I dont feel like I have the energy to go looking for more work.
I tried ringing macmillian last year for a chat about it but the person I spoke to wouldnt put me through to someone unless I had all my figures/paperwork, so I left it.
While you are waiting for other members to reply to your post, I've attached a link to the macmillan website section on Financial support and benefits. They have some very useful information:
Hope this helps
I have continued to work part-time with secondary cancer (0 hours contracts, self-employed contracts) but I'm aware that I find it a struggle and also that at some point my health is likely to get worse and I will probably be unable to work at all. It seems like there are a lot of hoops to jump thr in order to claim benefits and £72 per week is not much money to live on.
I'm just wondering how others who might have made this kind of choice have found it?