The Southport and Formby Cancer Recovery Programme was established to support people with cancer during their recovery. It aims to improve physical and mental health and alleviate the feelings of isolation that can often follow the end of treatment.
The hub of the service is the Southport Macmillan Information and Support Centre, but the team comprises members from various health and social care organisations who work together seamlessly. Patients finishing treatment receive a specially designed information pack detailing the support they can access, such as Health and Wellbeing events, Move More sessions and a whole host of support groups.
‘The programme has made it more routine for people with cancer to come to us,’ says Helen Jones, Macmillan Cancer Information Centre Manager. ‘Macmillan is all about giving the best possible support to people affected by cancer and, as a team, that’s where our hearts lie too.’
If you would like to find out more about the team’s work please email Partnership Quality Lead, Sonia Holdsworth.