Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

What’s been going on in Lancashire

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We have been very busy here in Lancashire since the launch of our Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project on the 1st of August 2014.

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Pat, Aneesah, Carol & Janet

7 volunteers have already attended Cancer, Older People and Advocacy training to add on to their existing volunteer advocacy skills, and with the help of our local press we are starting to recruit the next cohort of volunteers for proposed training at the end of September/beginning of October.

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We publicised our project launch in the Lancashire Evening Post and the article can be viewed here. Another local newspaper printed an article about us around volunteering which has successfully attracted a response from 5 potential volunteers.

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ICANN have received quite a few enquiries from health professionals, potential service users, their carers, friends and family members, resulting so far in 13 referrals to the service, which we are allocating to volunteers with support from myself and Aneesah our paid advocate.

Janet Cullingford, Services Manager, ICANN

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

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