Links and Resources
- Cancer Council NSW Accommodation Services. Cancer Council New South Wales has partnered with AccorHotels to
provide discounted room rates in Sydney, Newcastle and other regional centres. The Service is run in conjunction with IPTAAS.
- Chisholm Cottage. Affordable shared accommodation in Westmead, Sydney. 02 9633 4228.
- IPTAAS. The Isolated Patients Travel & Accommodation
Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is a NSW government initiative that assists families in covering some of the costs of visits to specialist
medical treatment when they live in isolated and remote parts of NSW.
- Country Care Link. This free service provides
transport to people from rural areas that are attending medical visits or a hospital stay in Sydney. Transport is provided by trained
volunteer drivers for your arrival and/or departure from the airport, railway or bus station and your medical appointments, hospital
or accommodation. The service can also provide information on accommodation close to many hospitals in Sydney. To book transport
(48 hours notice preferred), please call tel: 02 8382 6434 or 1800 806 160 on Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Alternatively,
- Transport NSW. Travelling by public transport?
The Transport NSW website has an easy to use trip planner for you to get to your treatment and around the city.
- NEPT. Non-Emergency Patients Transport
is provided by the NSW government on the recommendation of your health professional.
- Mudgee Community Transport. Provides
transport for the frail, aged and disabled along with their carers.
Financial Assistance and Supports
- Moneysmart. Government
advice on managing money during illness.
- Wesley Mission.
Wesley Mission's Credit Line offers confidential counselling to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community facing financial
crisis. They offer assistance and self-help towards achieving financial independence. they are not a lending institution.
- Good Shepherd Microfinance. Find a no or low-interest loan.
The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS®) is designed for people on welfare benefits who need safe, fair and affordable access to credit.
The scheme offers loans of up to $1200 to people on low incomes
- The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has a range of services
that include aged care, children's and community services as well as financial assistance.
Other Cancer Support Organisations
- Cancer Council NSW. Cancer Council provides support for
patients, families and friends.
- CanTeen. CanTeen helps young people cope with cancer in their family.
- Leukaemia Foundation. Provides personal and practical
support for those with blood cancer.
- Redkite. Supports children, teenagers and young adults with cancer
(up to the age of 24), and their families with financial & emotional support as well as educational assistance.
- Centrelink. Every Australian is entitled by law
to a range of potential benefits and payments. Having cancer can make you eligible for more benefits.
- Medicare. Help for people
in severe financial hardship.