Welfare and benefits advice

We are Macmillan. Cancer supportWelfare and benefits advice for people affected by cancer and long-term conditions; in partnership with MacMillan Cancer Support

This collaboration between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport offers unique development opportunities. 

It's ideal for:

  • welfare social care and allied healthcare professionals,
  • professionals working in charitable organisations
  • others in the voluntary sector

who work with people affected by cancer and/or long term conditions and who are committed to improving the life experience of service users and carers).


Macmillan Nurse discussing Welfare Benefits

Welfare Origins

This module, developed in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support, is an exciting opportunity for health, social care and welfare professionals to participate in further study.


Welfare Benefits Employment Law

Welfare Benefits: Law Relating to Employment and Disability

Develop your understanding of the law relating to employment, disability and related issues relevant to people affected by cancer and/or long term conditions.


Welfare Benefits:  Social Security

Welfare Benefits: Social Security

Good information, advice and support for people affected by cancer and long term conditions are central to their well-being. Acquiring key learning in these areas will develop your understanding and enhance your advice skills and professional competencies to support your clients.


WelBen Living well with illness; couple playing chess

Welfare Benefits: Living Well with Illness

This module will enable you as a health, social care or welfare professional to understand and explore the complexities and debate surrounding living with illness.


Older Person care

Welfare Benefits: Living Well with Illness: Older People

A module to enable professionals and practitioners to develop a broad knowledge base in this area. It will also enhance your skills and advice for caring and supporting older people living with illness.

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