Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

New partnership creates Dorset Macmillan Advocacy

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Keri Harrison, Access and Community Support Manager of Help and Care and Mike Pochin, Development Manager of Dorset Advocacy are delighted to announce that  ‘Dorset Cancer Advocacy Service’ is now going be delivered in partnership with Macmillan and renamed ‘Dorset Macmillan Advocacy’.

The Macmillan Partnership Fund has secured the future funding of the service for the next three years.  These funds will enable Dorset Advocacy and Help and Care to recruit, train and support more volunteer advocates to work with older people affected by cancer in Dorset.

Ed Murphy, Senior Macmillan Development Manager, said ‘I am delighted that we have been able to support this excellent and much needed project.  We are looking forward to working with Dorset Advocacy and Help and Care to support people affected by cancer across Dorset’.

Mike Pochin said ‘This partnership will now enable us to fully establish cancer advocacy in Dorset, and to benefit literally hundreds of people’.

A delighted Keri Harrison from Help & Care and Mike Pochin from Dorset Advocacy

A delighted Keri Harrison and Mike Pochin

Kathleen Gillett

Dorset Macmillan Advocacy

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