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Maintaining your independence

Being diagnosed with a brain tumour can affect your ability to work, drive and travel. This can be for various reasons, including limitations related to treatments and medications, the effects of the tumour itself, legal requirements or costs. Here we discuss maintaining your independence.

Find out more information on who you need to legally inform regarding driving and the extra assistance you can receive when travelling.

Find out more about maintaining your independence

Our experienced Benefits and Money Advisor providing advice over the phone to someone affected by a brain tumour

Finances and benefits

Information and advice to help you navigate the financial impact of a brain tumour diagnosis.

Travel insurance

You must disclose information about your brain tumour when taking out travel insurance.


Legally you must inform the DVLA as soon as possible, if you’ve been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

A member of our Support & Information Team provides support over the phone to somebody affected by a brain tumour diagnosis


Advice on telling your employer about your diagnosis and what impact it may have on your work

Public transport

Learn about the support that’s available when using public or community transport in the UK.

Travelling abroad

Find out more about travelling abroad when you’re living with a brain tumour.

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Join our community online

Our online support groups are safe and secure spaces to connect with others who are affected by a brain tumour and share your experiences.