Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy project is launched!

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This is my first week in the full-time post as Project Lead for the Staffordshire (Macmillan) Cancer Peer Advocacy and Support Project as reported in my blog of 16th December. We have recently publicised the project locally and were fortunate enough to have one of our clients, David, talk to the press and participate in local radio interviews. The links are below:

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/8216-living-Stoke-Trent-shed-belonging-ex-wife/story-20506322-detail/story.html

https://soundcloud.com/chrisontheradio/cancersupport

http://www.signal1.co.uk/news/local/500k-boost-to-support-more-older-people-in-staffordshire-cope-with-cancer/

We have appointed our first 2 Volunteer Co-ordinators, one for Staffordshire (North) covering Stoke on Trent, Newcastle Borough and Staffordshire Moorlands District and one for Staffordshire (Central) covering Stone, Stafford and Uttoxeter Districts. One of their first tasks will be to recruit more Volunteers.

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This initiative for people of Staffordshire is thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support and OPAAL and I will keep you all informed with developments and progress. Hopefully more advocacy projects will be able to provide this specialised, much needed service for older people.

Kath Curley

Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy Project Lead

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

One thought on “Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy project is launched!

  1. I have just read this story and wanted to say how pleased I am that life is now so much better for David. Facing multiple issues in his life, he can now deal with them with the advocacy support he has received from Wendy and Kath. Thanks for sharing this personal story with us all, it clearly explains the benefits derived through advocacy in action!!

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