Affected by Cancer?
Would you like to talk to someone who has been there?
Our Dorset Macmillan Advocacy service can support you during investigations and after you have received your cancer diagnosis to understand what it means. We can explain the treatment options in words you are familiar with. We can discuss with you what the effects might be and suggest how you might cope with them. Most importantly we can explore with you how you feel about your situation and what you would most like to happen.
We can help people aged over 50 with a cancer diagnosis. We can also support the carers, relatives or friends of people living with cancer. Our volunteers are 50+ and know how cancer can affect older people because they have been there, having had cancer themselves or supported a relative or friend.
We aim to offer independent support from caring peers who are trained to empower you. The volunteer can support you in hospital or at home and can accompany you to appointments. A member of our team will visit you at home to find out exactly what support you would like. We work with you to find a way forward, resolve your difficulties and improve your quality of life.
How can we help you?
by listening, giving time and understanding
by finding information and explaining it
by looking into practical support options
by helping you to make choices
by speaking alongside you
by putting you first
Dorset Macmillan Advocacy is a partnership between Help and Care and Dorset Advocacy and is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you or someone you know would benefit from this service please call Dorset Macmillan Advocacy on 0300 012 0256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you.
Find out more about Dorset Macmillan Advocacy by reading our leaflet online. Please call us if you wish to request a paper copy.