Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Bobs Story: Advocacy in Action

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Advocacy with older people is not an easily understood concept. Put simply advocacy support provides that all important older persons voice at times when an older person is  unable to speak up for themselves. There could be many reasons why older people are unable to speak up for themselves, in this story Bob whose wife is moved into residential care, talks about his experience of being abused and  tells us how his advocate helped him to deal with this.

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Author: kathparson

Chief Executive of Older People's Advocacy Alliance (UK)

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