Today we hear from Emily Brown, Interim volunteer manager and independent advocate at Dorset Macmillan Advocacy: I am new to Dorset Macmillan Advocacy service, not to Dorset Advocacy, but I am a newby on this project.  I have been blown away by the dedication given to it by staff at Help and Care and Dorset Advocacy, … Read more

This lady had told me that without the support of an advocate her situation was so desperate she would have committed suicide

Today Helen Vernon of Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre explains about a recent event hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support in the North West: In May we were given the fantastic opportunity to present the Cancer Older People and Advocacy project to Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan, and John Pearson, Executive Director Cancer Support Operations.  Lynda … Read more

Patient experience can improve the lung cancer pathway

Today Kathleen Gillett of Dorset Macmillan Advocacy tells us about an online survey on what matters most for people affected by lung cancer and their carers: People can use their experiences of health and social care, good or bad, to help make things better for others in the future. In health this is called ‘patient … Read more

‘She was there when I needed her’

Today we hear from Kathleen Gillett of Dorset Macmillan Advocacy: We ask the people that we support for feedback on the service they have received. As part of this we ask them to chose three words to describe their advocate.  One person was lost for words and said only ‘She was there when I needed her‘ … Read more

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