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Practical support services

Our practical support services are designed to be just that: practical. We understand that a blood cancer diagnosis can have a huge impact on every aspect of your daily life. This can be work and finances, to family life and relationships.

Families facing long and demanding treatment often have the added stress of managing the everyday pressure of practical and/or financial matters.

Our Blood Cancer Support Coordinators are with you for every step of the journey:

  • from diagnosis,
  • throughout treatment, and
  • during recovery

We can provide the practical support and advice you need to help navigate everyday life while living with blood cancer.

Practical services eligibility criteria

Our practical services are available at no cost to anyone living with blood cancer, their family and friends.

How to access practical services

Via self referral and assessment from Blood Cancer Support Coordinators.

Via health professional referral including treatment facilities, social workers and welfare officers.

You can also contact us directly on 1800 620 420 or via email at


Assessment of your needs and referral to our accommodation team.

  • Help with accessing state-based financial assistance schemes.

Find out more about our accommodation services.


  • Assessment of your needs and referral to our transport team.
  • Assistance accessing alternative local transport services.
  • Help with accessing state-based financial assistance schemes.

Find out more about our transport services.


  • Assessment and help accessing financial assistance schemes, including providing supporting assessment and documentation.
  • Provide supporting assessment for financial assistance applications.
  • Advocacy as required, such as a letter to advocate no gap medical charge or reduction of school and childcare fees.

Find out more about financial information that may be relevant to your situation.

Accommodation services

We provide a range of accommodation assistance options

Transport service assistance

Find out about transport assistance options that may be available to you

Financial information

A variety of national or state-based financial options may be available to you

Last updated on April 17th, 2023

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.