Financial and Welfare Advice Your welfare is important We want to help you maintain your independence for as long as possible. Our social worker, Andrew Wade, works closely with Cardiff Council and voluntary agencies to help arrange formal Care Packages, sitting services or respite care for your family. He can also help solve housing problems or arrange for Meals on Wheels or Community Alarms as needed. He can also advise on a range of practical, legal, transport, leisure and educational activities. Andrew can also give advice and guidance concerning admission to residential or nursing homes. Easing your financial worries Unfortunately, serious illness can bring money worries too. Often people don't know where to begin when they are looking for help with their finances. Our Welfare Advice Advisor, Katie, can help you and your family access whatever financial support you are entitled to, including out of work benefits, sickness benefits and carers benefits. She can also help you with housing or debt problems, obtaining Blue Badges and other local services to help you remain independent at home. Whatever you need, Katie can help take some of the burden from you, help with forms, liaising with other agencies and advocating on your behalf.