When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, the last thing you need is money worries. The services we’ve helped fund, with the donations our members and employees have made, all go towards helping those struggling with the practical implications and financial impact of cancer.
Since 1993, we’ve helped fund two cancer information centres and welfare benefits advisers in five regions of the UK. More recently, we’ve also helped fund the Macmillan Support Line and the provision of grants to help people living with cancer with their mortgage and rental payments.
This year, we also began working with Macmillan to launch our own Specialist Support Service for Nationwide members affected by cancer, a first for the financial services sector.
Our new service is designed to provide free, tailored and confidential support. Each member of our branch teams have received training from Macmillan about how to communicate with people affected by cancer and the type of circumstances they might face. As well as having the knowledge from our own training, on Nationwide’s products and services. It’s a way of ensuring that our members don’t have to face cancer or its financial consequences on their own.