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Has anyone who has been caring for a loved one gone back to work, found part time work etc?

I find myself in a difficult predicament as whilst wanting to be there for my mum all the time and helping, financially, we are both struggling and I was wondering if anyone had any advice of how they juggle the two; without leaving their loved one without help needed.

Many thanks,

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PCUK Nurse Nicola

Hi Warwickshire,

Its Nicci here, one of the nurses that work on the support line.

I am so sorry to hear of your Mum’s diagnosis Warwickshire, I imagine this has been an incredibly difficult time for you all.

I am sure you will receive some replies from other members of the forum in due course however I just wanted to ask if you have spoken to a Macmillan benefits advisor at all. They can advise you on a number of different benefits that you may be eligible to apply for, including carer’s allowance. You can speak to someone from Macmillan by contacting their Freephone helpline on:

0808 808 00 00

They also have benefits advisors based at their local information centres across the country, you can find the nearest centre to you here:


I really hope this helps? You can contact us on our nurses helpline 0808 801 0707 if you would like to talk to one of us at any point.

Kindest Regards


Nicci Murphy

Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse

Support Team

Pancreatic Cancer UK

email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

support line: 0808 801 0707

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