Childcare benefit ??

Did anyone get any help with childcare costs whilst in hospital of recovering from an operation ? or any other benefits allowed following cancer treatment? I have a one year old and I am having surgery in a few weeks to remove my rectum and part of my bowel following recurrent cervicsl cancer and will be in hospital a couple of weeks and then 8 weeks recovery. I was wondering if I could get done free childcare to put her in nursery a day or two a week so I'm not relying on family members full time ? Thank you

Talk to Macmillan. They do grants. ring their helpline and they will help. X