Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Exploring local partnership working

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Volunteer advocates need to keep up to date with local services in order to be able to appropriately signpost their partners to additional sources of support.

Claire Tuckett, Volunteer Development Manager at Wessex Cancer Trust, presented to staff and volunteers of Dorset Cancer Advocacy on the range of services they provide which include cancer information, counselling and complementary therapies, patient grants and transport, as well as holiday homes in the New Forest and Weymouth for patients and their families to have a low cost break by the sea.

Claire Tuckett and Keri Harrison

Claire Tuckett and Keri Harrison

Claire then met with Keri Harrison, Community and Advocacy Services Manager at Help and Care, to discuss the Trust’s plans in the Dorset area and explore possible partnership working with Dorset Cancer Advocacy.

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