About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. Almost half of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. Every day 15 people in Dorset hear the devastating news that they have cancer. And there are over 30,000 people in Dorset living with cancer. As treatments improve, the total number of people living with cancer in Dorset will almost double by 2030.
In 2015 we committed and invested £523,166. This has enabled us to fund a Macmillan Palliative Care Coordinator at Dorset County Hospital. The Older People’s Cancer Advocacy Service continues till December 2017. This provides independent advocacy for people over 50 across Dorset to ensure they get the support, advice and treatment that is best for them. We have funded a Macmillan Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital and two Macmillan Lung and Gastrointestinal Clinical Nurse Specialists at Dorset County Hospital.
We are funding the “New View” survivorship programme at Lewis Manning Hospice for 3 years. This is a 6 week therapeutic group programme to improve the health and well being for people surviving head and neck and ovarian cancers. Also the Stepping Out Cancer rehabilitation programme in conjunction with Bridport Leisure Centre. The Living Well project has been funded until 2017 to help more people with cancer become more active. Activities include walking, cycling and dance, as well as one to one assessments and fitness planning.
We are also funding an education post at South West Ambulance service in Dorset, working with the ambulance service and paramedics to enable them to provide the best emergency care and support for cancer patients and their families
Alongside the cancer information space at Dorset County Hospital, we now fund satellite drop in information sessions at Blandford Hospital, Gillingham, Broadstone and Kinson Libraries.
The welfare benefits advice service has been extended till December 2018 and in 2015 the service helped 416 people to receive grants totalling £81,000 in Dorset.
The Macmillan Support Line 0808 808 00 00 www.macmillan.org.uk
A Macmillan Professional will be at the Fair on Saturday and Sunday offering advice and information.
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