Macmillan Welfare Rights


We work with Macmillan Cancer Support Welfare Rights Service to provide free advice, information and representation on social security / housing benefits, tax credits and grants available to those affected by cancer in County Durham. We work independently from the Department for Work and Pensions. We have specialist advisers who cover County Durham and provide advice from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.00 noon. 

Our officers provide an outreach service throughout the county and may offer home visits to those affected by cancer, if considered necessary. 

To speak to someone please contact our Macmillan Welfare Rights Team.


We also carry out presentations to groups interested in finding out more about the service.


Service Details

Durham County Council
Service Type:
Support services
Professional body membership:
  • National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Derwentside
  • Durham
  • Easington
  • Sedgefield
  • Teesdale
  • Wear Valley

Accreditation Information

This service has been accredited by Durham County Council Commissioning Team. In order to gain accreditation, service providers have met standards set by Durham County Council in areas including insurance, health and safety and equality and diversity. Accredited services can be monitored by the County Council..
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Contact Details

Contact Name:
03000 268 988