Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Oxfordshire Advocacy welcomes Cancer, Older People and Advocacy

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Oxfordshire Advocacy  is delighted to deliver the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project  for Oxfordshire.

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About Oxfordshire Advocacy

Oxfordshire Advocacy has worked with the residents of Oxfordshire for over 20 years providing a free, confidential, non-judgemental and independent advocacy service available to all adults living in the county including older people, those with dementia, mental health issues or physical needs.  We help them to secure their rights and support them in getting heard on matters of importance to them.

Our ethos has always been to offer support to vulnerable individuals to be better able to make informed personal choices to deal effectively with issues that affect their health and well-being. The Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project is a natural extension to the advocacy service Oxfordshire Advocacy already provides.

First month of Cancer, Older People and Advocacy

We have begun making contact with our local hospices and cancer therapy units to share the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project with them.

Networking on social media via our website www.gettingheard.org and on Twitter @gettingheardOX linking up to follow groups such as @oxfordpride as an avenue to raise awareness of Cancer, Older People and Advocacy within the Oxfordshire LGBT community.

Oxfordshire Advocacy’s Independent Cancer Support Advocate attended the National Cancer Champion’s Board meeting in June at Macmillan Cancer Support HQ.

VOLUNTEERS

We are privileged to have a great bank of volunteer advocates who have been with us for a long time.  Some of whom alongside newly recruited volunteers will be working with those individuals coming to us for support aged over 50 affected by cancer.

COMING UP

We have two in-house Cancer, Older People and Advocacy peer advocate training courses taking place on 21st July and 8th September. This is specialist training from Cancer, Older People and Advocacy ensuring our volunteers have the skills to support older people affected by cancer.

Cancer, Older People and Advocacy  is a fantastic project delivered in Oxfordshire by Oxfordshire Advocacy www.gettingheard.org

Meet the Oxfordshire Advocacy Cancer, Older People and Advocacy Team:

L-R Julie Walters, Julia Hamer-Hunt, Jacinta Sands

L-R Julie Walters, Julia Hamer-Hunt, Jacinta Sands

Julia Hamer-Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

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