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Get help with extra costs

It is normal to need help with extra costs, for example travel costs, clothing costs or heating bills. You may also need financial support if you have stopped working. You may be entitled to additional benefits or grants. The team caring for you will be able to refer you to the benefits team. The benefits team can also discuss applying for a Blue Badge. You and your family might find being able to park in designated disabled parking helpful.

In Fife, the Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) Team is well placed to help you with financial difficulties. They can work out with you what help you can access.

Website | Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) 

The Well

The Well allows people to speak to Health and Social Care professionals. They can discuss any enquiries about their health and wellbeing. The service is for anyone 16+ looking for advice and support. Their friendly staff are there to empower people and find solutions to problems. They give people the right information at the right time. If you are looking for support, they are good for information and guidance on topics such as;

  • social care
  • carer support
  • social isolation
  • housing, benefits
  • bereavement

The Well has drop in hubs across Fife, where anyone can come along no appointment needed and receive support. To find out where your closest Well hub is please visit our website. They also offer Near Me video calls, accessible via their website.

Website | The Well
Telephone: 03451 551500 

Link Life Fife

Link Life Fife is a community support service for anyone in Fife. It's for people who need support to manage stress, anxiety, or feelings of overwhelm. These feelings are affecting their mental health or general wellbeing.
Link Life Fife support people aged 18 and over, who are experiencing any of the following:

  • emotional distress because of social circumstances
  • persistent poor mental wellbeing
  • a long-term health condition that affects mental wellbeing

Speak to your GP, nurse, or other health professional, who can refer you to Link Life Fife.

Website | Link Life Fife


Here at Maggie’s, we can help you make sense of and process your cancer diagnosis and what might happen next. Each centre has specialists who can provide support for the emotional and psychological issues that arise after a cancer diagnosis. Our Cancer Support Specialists can provide emotional support whenever you need someone to speak to, and our Psychologists can provide psychological support to help you learn new ways to cope and help you process your diagnosis.

Fife Maggie’s Centre supports individuals and their families/friends and offers a range of group sessions. The ‘Living with Cancer’ group is specifically for people with a cancer diagnosis where there is no longer a curative option. The group meets monthly and is facilitated by Maggie’s team, discussing how to live well with a non-curative cancer diagnosis. Although people can be reluctant to join groups, meeting with others in a similar situation can be very helpful.

The Maggie’s Centre in Fife is the black, angular building opposite the main entrance to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. It can provide free one-to-one cancer support and information from their professional team, or you can join groups and participate in activities that are right for you. It provides a calming space to pop in for a cup of tea, meet people who understand what you’re going through or just take a moment to gather your thoughts.

Our centres are open Monday to Friday 9am–5pm and you can call in anytime within these hours.

Telephone: 01592 647 997

Fife Carers’ Centre

Support for unpaid caregivers is an important part of your palliative cancer care. Fife Carers Centre supports adult carers in their caring role. They provide relevant, straightforward information and practical help. They work with the carer to protect their own physical, emotional, mental, and financial health. They do this while they maintain their caring role.

Anyone can contact the Fife Carers Centre

157 Commercial Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NS.
Telephone: 01592 205472