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Offering people from Gateshead & Newcastle who have had a diagnosis, are being treated or have recovered from cancer, the opportunity to have a needs assessment, designed by the Macmillan Cancer Support Service, to ensure that their physical, emotional and financial needs are met. Working one-to-one with a key worker, a care plan will be devised where needed, to address any concerns a client may have and link with voluntary organisations to address those needs. 

Age UK Gateshead can support with:

  • Improved Lifestyle Choices & Social Support
  • Attaining help with dealing with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis
  • Financial advice
  • Access to activities to improve Physical Health
  • Advocacy services to give people with a diagnosis a voice
  • Support in the completion of Health Needs Assessments (HNAs)

We want everyone who is diagnosed with cancer to live well after a diagnosis and believe everyone should experience high quality cancer care and support.

This means:

  •  Getting your support in a way and place that works for you
  •  Tailored support packages for you and those close to you
  •  Support to manage your recovery yourself.

If you have a cancer diagnosis a member of our Living Well Link Team can visit you in your home or community setting and offer practical person centred holistic support interventions to help you feel more in control of your health and wellbeing.You can self refer or be referred to: kayleigh.harold@ageukgateshead.org.uk or call us on 0191 477 3559 . This service could help you get the support, advice or information you need whether in a medical setting, other location or at home.

For other information see our leaflet below.

leaflet handout.pdf

We also need volunteers for this project.

As a volunteer you can help those with a cancer diagnosis to:

  • Improved Lifestyle Choices & Social Support
  • Attaining help with dealing with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis
  • Financial advice
  • Access to activities to improve their Physical Health
  • Advocacy services to give people with a diagnosis a voice

As a Volunteer you will need good listening skills and a sensitive and caring approach. You will be supporting patients in hospital, community settings or in the home by offering tailored support to encourage them to address and where possible self-manage their recovery.

If you would like to volunteer for the service please click below.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/gateshead/get-involved/volunteer/