We meet Jilby Augustine, the UK’s only Macmillan Pastoral Care Worker, and hear three different perspectives on how volunteers can support people living with cancer. This issue of Sharing Good Practice focuses on cancer and older people.
‘Cancer can affect all areas of life, but I’m there at every stage.’
'I want to give patients the very best care and attention that I possibly can.'
'It's been a privilege to be involved in supporting Ashley, Lara and Rowan.'
'Patients remember the supportive aspect of our help.'
Enhance your skills and knowledge through e-learning modules, face-to-face courses, events and toolkits.
Order or download free, reliable information for the people you support. Our booklets cover signs and symptoms, diagnosis, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer. There is also merchandise, signage and everyday essentials.
Four in five people are worse off financially because of their cancer diagnosis. Please tell your patients that we can help with guidance on financial planning, mortgages, accessing pensions and insurance and provide advice on benefits they may be entitled to.
This report contains findings from a Macmillan and nfpSynergy survey of primary care professionals in the UK conducted during May and June 2017.
Read Imogen's blog about her experience as a Macmillan support line volunteer. She highlights the benefits of talking about cancer and looks at some of the different ways people can start talking.
If you've just joined up and aren't sure where to start, this is the group for you. Tell us a bit about what brings you here, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Someone will be on hand to welcome you and point you in the right direction