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Volunteering Service: De Montfort University (DMU) and Macmillan, Emotional and Practical Support

Volunteering Service: De Montfort University (DMU) and Macmillan, Emotional and Practical Support

Practical help and support groups

De Montfort University volunteers work in partnership with Macmillan to provide local people affected by cancer with practical help around the home during and post their cancer treatment. We can provide short to medium term support, visiting once a week for a couple of hours for up to 6 to 12 weeks. We can provide help with things like shopping, housework and light gardening to people who are currently unable to do this themselves either because they have cancer or are caring for somebody with cancer. Our volunteers can also provide a befriending role to simply sit, listen and have a chat over a cuppa.

The service supports adults who are affected by cancer including patients, carers or relatives.

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Bereavement support
  • Home visiting
  • Hospital visiting

Catchment area:

Within 10 mile radius of Leicester City Centre/De Montfort University (covering postcodes LE1, LE2, LE3, LE4, LE5, LE6, LE7, LE8, LE9, LE18, LE19)

  • Opening times:

    Our volunteers are able to support people during these times: 09.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday

Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch with us on the details below.

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