Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Hello from KPAIS in Knowsley

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KPAIS have worked with older people in Knowsley for 15 years delivering independent advocacy, non-instructed advocacy, welfare rights advice and reputable tradespeople and we are delighted to be part of the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project, bringing a new service to our clients.

KPAIS

Cancer, Older People and Advocacy is such an exciting new project, recognising the value of advocacy for someone affected by cancer.

We have had an exciting first month, speaking to our local hospices, visiting the Cancer iVan, identifying the first members of our Local Cancer Champions Board and raising awareness of Cancer, Older People and Advocacy in Knowsley through Facebook and Twitter.

 

KPAIS information point

KPAIS information point

We had an article in our local free paper and have already had 3 self referrals directly as a result of that, which we were so pleased to see.

We are in the process of recruiting volunteers to work with us on this project and we have a lot more talks planned to let local services know what we can offer for older people here in Knowsley.

Pat McCarthy

Pat McCarthy

It feels very exciting to be part of such an innovative, national project and KPAIS are really looking forward to growing and developing Knowsley Cancer, Older People and Advocacy.

Patricia McCarthy, Manager, KPAIS

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

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