Living Memory website

On Tuesday 9th January 2018 we launched the “Living Memory” project at Sandwell Community & History Archives Service (CHAS) in Smethwick library.  To keep up to date with this exciting two year project take a look at the website.

Cheque presentation at Monmore Green Stadium

Just before Christmas 2017 Helen entered a lucky draw at Monmore Green Stadium.  Sandwell Advocacy were lucky enough to be one of five winners so on Friday 5th January 2018 Helen and Juanita went along to the stadium and were presented with a cheque for £1000.00 by Tom Powis, Commercial Assistant.

An exciting night at the HSJ Awards

OPAAL was absolutely delighted some weeks ago to find out that the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy programme was shortlisted for an HSJ Awards (Health Service Journal) in the Supported Self Care category. Wednesday last week, November 22nd, saw the awards evening in the Intercontinental Hotel at the O2 in London. I attended along with … Read more…

Widening the skill mix in Dorset’s cancer care

Macmillan Cancer Support has created a role of Cancer Support Worker and posts are currently being filled at the three Trusts in Dorset.  Deborah-Lynn Wilkinson is helping patients at Royal Bournemouth Hospital with accessing information and support based on an assessment of their needs using the electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA). If that sounds like a … Read more…

Trick or Treat?

Today Rhonda Oliver of Advocacy in Barnet provides us with food for thought: Halloween is looming – rooted in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, it marks the end of Summer and the harvest, and the beginning of the cold dark winter associated with human death, when the boundary between the living and the dead … Read more…