From October 2018 we will have 2 full-time specialist workers supporting carers of people living with cancer across the county. They will work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support who have funded the project for 2.5 years, along with CSWS Hospital Teams, local hospices, specialist cancer services and community groups.
All too often a cancer diagnosis sets in place a rollercoaster ride for both the person with cancer along with their family and friends. Carers often need to help the person they care for through a minefield of clinical, emotional and practical issues but, with the focus understandably on the person with the diagnosis, may not recognise themselves as a carer; someone with their own needs, concerns and potential health issues.
Our Macmillan Carer Wellbeing Workers understand this rollercoaster and the potential for isolation with an uncertain future. They will work sensitively with carers focusing on the needs they identify and to support their wellbeing.
1:1 support by phone or in person
Referrals and signposting to other services
Access to all Carers Support has to offer (carer funds, equipment, Carer Learning and Wellbeing Programme or a full assessment of their caring role.)
Do contact us if you would like to know more and to contribute to the development of this new project. What support would you like to see available?
We will be recruiting volunteers to join the project from January 2019 – let us know if you would like to be involved.
You can find out more information about Macmillan Cancer Support on their website https://www.macmillan.org.uk/