The Welfare Rights Service
Midlothian Macmillan Benefits Service
With funding from Macmillan Cancer Support, Midlothian Council provides a benefits advice service for people affected by cancer and their families.
The service offers help through home visits and telephone advice and covers all levels from information and form filling to advocacy and tribunal representation. Advice is offered on other issues such as debt, housing, employment, transport, etc as well as welfare benefits.
People in Midlothian affected by cancer and their families can make referrals directly but contact can also be made through third parties such as medical and social care professionals, community agencies, etc.
The service is linked with cancer advice centres in both the Western General Hospital and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.