We refer to the legal, financial and workplace programs and services as the Pro Bono program. Pro Bono meaning, undertaking work without charge. We have a group of local professionals in the areas outlined below who can assist you.
Our programs can help if you or someone in your family has cancer and are looking for workplace, financial or legal advice. We can assist you with:
- Legal issues
- Financial planning
- Small business accounting
- Workplace advice
- Human Resource and retirement
Who can use this program?
Anyone affected by cancer can call asking for assistance. We always ensure people who use this service are matched with local service providers in the community. To find out if you’re eligible, call Cancer information and support, 13 11 20.
How does this work?
This program connects you to a professional volunteering their time in the field you want assistance with.
Meetings generally happen in the professional’s office, however if you are too unwell, they can make arrangements to come to you at home or in the hospital.
How much does this cost?
This service is free if you are eligible, determined by a means test conducted over the phone. If you do not pass the means test you can still use our program and the services of the professionals, however there will be a cost.
How can I apply to use this program?
You can call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 to find out if there are any services provided in your area or ask your social worker in hospital about the program.
For more information about our Pro Bono program and other financial assistance services we provide, visit our website or call 13 11 20.
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