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No one should face cancer alone; could an advocate help?

No one should face cancer alone; could an advocate help?

The Staffordshire and Wolverhampton Cancer Advocacy Project is accessible across the whole of Staffordshire/Stoke on Trent and Wolverhampton .

Advocates support and enable people to exercise their rights, express their views, explore and make informed choices. They aim to be the “voice” of the older person, are non-judgemental and make sure those they support are heard and their views and opinions are acted upon. The Cancer Advocacy Project works with people 50+ who are affected by cancer, either as a patient, carer or relative.

The issues addressed by the advocates have been wide ranging from supporting patients with oncology appointments to helping someone discharged from hospital to find sheltered accommodation.

The Beth Johnson Foundation has a website www.bjf.org.uk where you can find out all about the work of the organisation. The website includes a link to the Cancer Advocacy Project which has information regarding both referral making and volunteering.

If would like to refer someone to the project or you are interested in training to be a volunteer advocate please contact macmillan@bjf.org.uk or telephone 01782 844036

A film about the Advocacy Service was produced by Inspired Film & Video and is available through the project blog: https://youtu.be/6a_Wxb3zNqw

 

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