Macmillan Benefits Advice

Worried about your finances? Make money one less worry

Living with cancer can be tough on your finances. You may have to spend more on everyday costs like heating, child care and travel, at a time when your income has fallen. It's hard knowing how to plan ahead and too often, money worries can get out of control.

Our Macmillan benefits advisers can help you by working out what financial help you may be entitled to and helping you to access it. We have specialist knowledge of benefits, tax credits and grants and can offer you up-to-date, invaluable advice. You can speak to our benefits advisers over the phone or face-to-face.

The benefits system can seem complicated and finding your way through it can be difficult. Dealing with government agencies and filling in forms may feel like too much to cope with right now.

But you don't have to do it alone - we can help

We can help you:                                                          

  • with benefit applications and issues with your benefit claims
  • apply for transport concessions, such as Blue Badge
  • access Macmillan Grants

We can also refer you to other services which offer help on:

  • energy and housing advice
  • debt, money and pensions
  • insurance policies
  • mortgages
  • wills and estate planning
  • support at work.

Where required we offer a home visit service and we will signpost you to other services for additional support.

Contact Us

West Lothian Macmillan Team
Bathgate Partnership Centre
South Bridge Street
Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48 1TS

Tel: 01506 283000

Email: macmillan@westlothian.gov.uk

We operate outreach services in the following areas:

WhereAddressOpening TimesHow to Book
Western General HospitalCrewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU 

Macmillan Information & Support Centre, South corridor Tuesday, Thursday Drop in 10 - 1pm

Ward Visits and appointments available on request Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Tel 01506 283000 (option 2),

mobile 07775 025830,

or email macmillan@westlothian.gov.uk or

 wgh.macmillansupport@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

St John's HospitalHowden Road West, Howden, Livingston EH54 6PPEvery Monday 10am - 1pm

Patients requiring an appointment should ask your palliative care nurse to refer you to the service.

Ward visits can be arranged for in-patients by contacting 01506 523531

Carmondean Macmillan Information PointCarmondean Library, Carmondean Centre, West Lothian EH54 8PTEvery Thursday 10am - 1pmContact 01506 777602 to book an appointment
Simpson Library Bathgate

Bathgate Partnership Centre
South Bridge Street, Bathgate EH48 1TS

Monday 10am to 1pm

 

Contact 01506 283000 option 2 to book an appointment
Fauldhouse LibraryFauldhouse Partnership Centre
Main St, Fauldhouse, Bathgate EH47 9JD

 

No Benefit Advisor present - referrals taken
Broxburn Library Strathbrock Partnership Centre
189A W Main St, Broxburn EH52 5LH

Friday 10am to 12:30 pm

Contact 01506 283000 option 2 to book an appointment
Blackburn Partnership CentreAshgrove, Blackburn, EH47 7LLMonday 1.30 pm to 3.30 pmNo Benefit Advisor present - Referrals taken.