Dorset Cancer Patients Struggling To Heat Their Homes
9:07am 23rd January 2013
Cancer patients in Dorset are struggling to cope with their fuel bills according to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The charity says it paid out grants of £69,204 last year to nearly 259 local people.
£13,714 of that was for heating bills.
David Crosby of Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
"While most of us were enjoying the festive period, cancer patients were clearly in desperate need of financial support. These figures and our recent research show just how much of a problem keeping up with fuel bills is for cancer patients - especially as the weather is set to get colder.
"Cancer patients need to put their energy into getting better. Instead many are living in cold homes anxious about how they're going to cope with rocketing fuel bills.
If you're worried about paying your fuel bills or need other financial help such as whether you qualify for the npower Fuel Management Programme call 0808 808 00 00 or CLICK HERE.