Cancer Advocacy Day, Morpeth

Age UK Northumberland’s Cancer Advocacy DayCancer Advocacy team

On Wednesday 30th August Age UK Northumberland will hold a promotional day in a gazebo at the Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth highlighting their cancer advocacy project.

This innovative project offers free, confidential support to anyone over the age of 50 living in Northumberland who has a cancer diagnosis.  Set up in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support the project is delivered by both staff and a network of dedicated volunteer ‘advocates’.

Advocacy essentially offers another ‘voice’ to support people in expressing their opinions and concerns and a choice about what happens next. Some of the things the advocates can assist with include accompanying people to hospital appointments, identifying benefits and allowances someone may be entitled to, finding out information on housing options, finding local support groups and providing support when dealing with community care services.

The Age UK’s stand will be at the Sanderson Arcade, at the entrance opposite Marks and Spencer.  The volunteers who are manning it will be available to talk about the project and signpost anyone who is interested in finding out more.  Leaflets will be available as well as interactive displays.

Karen Renner, Cancer Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator says ‘Our Cancer Advocacy day is on the 30th August in the Sanderson Arcade at Morpeth between 9.00am-5.00pm.  Come and see us – it’s a great opportunity to find out more about cancer advocacy which can offer tremendous support at a difficult time’.

For more information contact Karen on 01670 784839, or email karen.renner@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk

For more on advocacy see the Golden Guide Northumberland 2017, page 67 or see the Golden Guide Newcastle & North Tyneside, 2017 page 62.