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Macmillan Living With and Beyond Cancer in Morecambe Bay Events

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Macmillan Living With and Beyond Cancer in Morecambe Bay Events

Posted on Wednesday 18th January 2017
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Local people invited to ‘open up’ about recovery from cancer treatment

Morecambe Bay Cancer Partnership and Macmillan Cancer Support have come together to address the challenges faced by people who use local services.

The project, Macmillan Living With and Beyond Cancer in Morecambe Bay (LWBCMB), aims to improve services inways which will help support people to become more independent beyond their treatment; a time when patients, families and carers can often feel ‘cast adrift’ and ‘lost’ after their cancer.

Jacqui Thompson, Senior Manager for Planning and Partnerships, NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “It is important that patients feel able to leave behind, as far as possible, the hospital environment and are supported outside to help them pick up their lives again as a person rather than a cancer patient.”

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, faced cancer within the last five years or are supporting someone with cancer, we would like to hear from you.

Open Space events, shaped by people affectedby cancer for people affected by cancer, are taking place inBarrow-in-Furness, Morecambe and Kendal.

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 11:30-16:00, The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
  • Thursday 6th April 2017, 11:30-16:00, The Globe Arena, Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe LA4 4TB
  • Monday 24th April 2017. 16:30- 20:30, Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal LA9 6RG
The events will provide a relaxed atmosphere to encourage conversations between people about what matters to them living with and beyond cancer.

Louisa Balderson, who isco-ordinating the Open Space events, said: “Those who are currently living with, or have been in recovery from, cancer in the last five years are the people we are most keen to hear from.”

“The stories, ideas and experiences shared by people affected by cancer, will help to identify the themes and issues that are most relevant and important to them. Patients, families andcarers will help to shape cancer services inMorecambe Bay.”

Dr Arun Thimmiah, Macmillan GPfrom Barrow-in-Furness, added “We want to encourage and support people to look after their physical and emotional wellbeing, to be active in their community and to get in touch with professionals when they need health advice.”

Anyone interested in attending one of the Open Space events and would like an application form and further details or want to know how you can get involved in the project, please call Lauren Hall on: 01524 519369 or email: LWBC@LancashireNorthCCG.nhs.uk|. Places are limited so please book early.

Those who can’t make the events but can spare some time to tell us about their experience can complete a short survey using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/living-beyond-cancer-survey|

For information concerning the project please contact: Louisa Balderson at: Louisa.Balderson@lancashireNorthCCG.nhs.uk|

Posted on Wednesday 18th January 2017

 

 
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