Staffordshire and Wolverhampton Cancer Advocacy and Support
A growing number of older people with cancer across Staffordshire and Wolverhampton now receive additional support and information thanks to the continued funding of the OPAAL-Macmillan advocacy pilot project by Macmillan Cancer Support.
The cancer advocacy and support project is available to all residents of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton. Five Volunteer Co-ordinators have been recruited to engage and train peer volunteers to act as advocates for people diagnosed with cancer and /or their carers. The peer volunteers are supported by regular supervision meetings with the Volunteer Co-ordinator and through ongoing training opportunities. If you are thinking of volunteering then download the Volunteering PDF below and ring the Foundation on 01782 844036.
Anyone can make a referral to the Cancer Advocacy Project - you can phone us on 01782 844036 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can download the Macmillan Referral Form which is in Related Documents at the bottom of this page.
For more information about the Staffordshire and Wolverhampton Peer Advocacy and Support Project please contact Kath Curley on 01782 844036 or email: email@example.com
To find out more about becoming a Volunteer please contact one of the co-ordinators below:
- Collette Cooper (Staffs North) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amanda Carter (Staffs Central) email@example.com
- Caroline Bradford (Staffs South) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilary Stefanelli (Staffs East) email@example.com
- Pam Bhogal (Wolverhampton) firstname.lastname@example.org or ring BJF on 01782 844036
If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just someone to talk to, call free, Monday to Friday 9am-8pm on 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk
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Our aim is to create a haven where people living through similar cancer experiences, whether they are patients, carers, family or friends, can get together with others in the same situation and even in the same part of the world (maybe even up the road!) for the purpose of giving and receiving cancer support, sharing, comparing, chatting and making long-lasting friendships.
The only national UK membership based organisation supporting, promoting and developing the provision of independent advocacy services for older people. Our members have empathy with, and an understanding of the things affecting the lives of, older people.
One in three of us will get cancer and it is the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you will want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.