Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Correction to Alan Davison contact details

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I apologise as my last post incorrectly listed Alan’s title and email address, Alan’s title is Advocacy Co-ordinator and his email address is alan.davison@ageukgateshead.org.uk. Alan is the Advocacy on the Wards contact person for the Gateshead area.

Project Lead: Alan Davison

Alan has been with Age UK Gateshead (formerly Age Concern Gateshead) for twelve years. His role has involved co-ordinating a range of advocacy services and delivering case advocacy to older people within a range of settings in Gateshead.. In the past, he has devised and facilitated accredited training for volunteer advocates and set up an innovative peer advocacy support group for people with enduring mental health issues. Alan’s previous roles have included working in a senior position within social care with people who have learning and physical disabilities. He is currently in the final stages of studying for the National Advocacy Qualification.

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Author: kathparson

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

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