Because cancer can affect your life in so many ways, Macmillan do whatever it takes to give people the support they need.
• Community working:
– Supporting people affected by cancer by signposting to information and support services; gathering stories to amplify their voices to Macmillan and cancer
– Listening to their experiences, recognising gaps and working with Macmillan and partners along to identify solutions
– Making and fostering strong connections between health and social care services, VCSE providers, local community organisations (places, people, spaces).
• Support Grants for support groups and peer support: Macmillan offer grants to help people affected by cancer. These grants can support activities such as:
– Setting up cancer support groups or supporting existing support groups.
– Delivering cancer awareness events
– Group outings/celebrations
– Community projects
– Education sessions for people living with cancer
• Reducing health inequalities: collaborating with communities; working to provide equitable and inclusive support for seldom heard communities.
• User involvement: anything that brings more direct experience into shaping and improving services.
For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk
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