Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy supports people who are over 50 and affected by cancer so they are better equipped to understand, respond to and manage their illness and its impact on their lives.
“You understood the impact that cancer can have on the logistics of accessing treatment and helped me to find solutions to the challenges I was facing”
Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy
We aim to support people affected by cancer to make informed choices and decisions about treatment and care. Funded by Macmillan, Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy provides Barnet residents over 50 affected by cancer either as a patient, family member or carer, to ask for what they want, feel in control of what is happening to them and access services and advice.
Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocates can:
- help patients prepare for meetings and make them more effective for all
- ensure that healthcare professionals, social services, benefits and other agencies understand and respect a person’s wishes
- attend hospital appointments with consultants or multi-disciplinary meetings
- liaise with occupational therapists regarding adaptations
- raise concerns about care
- provide information on cancer through to what practical help is available locally
- provide information and support on other common advocacy issues such as accommodation, equipment, social and leisure options
If you are facing cancer alone, an advocate can be a valuable source of support. Even if you do have family support, you may find it easier to discuss concerns with someone you aren’t close to. As a carer, it can sometimes feel as if you’re on your own.
We have a committed, knowledgeable, experienced and skilled team of staff and volunteer advocates.
Feedback about our service has shown that advocacy can assist a person to better equip them to understand, respond to and manage their illness and its impact on their life.
If you have been affected by cancer in the past and would be interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer cancer advocate, please do get in touch with us.
Please get in touch to find out more, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is a delivery partner of the OPAAL (Older People’s Advocacy Alliance) Cancer, Older People and Advocacy Project (COPA), a network of service providers across the UK.
Together we can make a difference, thank you for your support!