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News Report Page 11 of 35
Publication Date:- 2018-03-02
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Macmillan Cancer Support team is coming to Merseyside

FREE cancer advice and support is coming to Merseyside, over  6 February to 10 February 2018. Macmillan Cancer Support's mobile service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information. The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you're living with cancer, or care for someone who is.

Cancer can impact all aspects of your life, not just your health. The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer. If you've been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your 1st thought, but many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered.

Macmillan research shows that 4 in 5 people with cancer are ₤570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to Hospital or increased fuel bills.

Details of the visit:-

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, Newtown Gardens, Kirkby, Knowsley, L32 8RR, from 9am to 4pm.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, The Croft, Stockbridge Village, Liverpool, L28 1NR, from 9am to 4pm.

Friday, 9 February 2018, Williamson Square, Liverpool, L1 1EL, from 9.30am to 6pm.

Saturday, 10 February 2018, Catherine Street (opposite Asda) Birkenhead, CH41 6HW, from 9am to 4pm.

Debbie Smith, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, says:- "It's really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what's most important: their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice. On the dates mentioned above, we're here to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us. We'd be happy to help."

For further information about Macmillan's mobile information service, and planned visits, go to:- MacMillan.Org.UK/MobileInfo.

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit the charities website or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). You can find out about Macmillan services near you also on their website.


Care Company Launches New Campaign

The Caring Team at Home Instead Southport!

GENERAL Manager of a local care business, Jan Anderson, has launched a campaign:- 'You Can Care', to address the local shortage of care workers.  Jan, who manages the Southport, Formby and Crosby Office of at home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, will be raising awareness, banishing pre-conceived ideas about what caring is all about, as well as informing people about just how rewarding working in care can be.

According to Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England, there are approximately 90,000 vacancies in the social care sector at any given time.

Our ageing population has created a huge requirement for care services and Jan reports that the national picture is reflected in the local area. Home Instead, who specialise in care for older people in their own homes, is hoping to fill 30 jobs in 2018 in order to keep pace with demand.

Speaking about the campaign launch, Jan said:- "We want to show people the human stories, the fantastic relationships and the real side of caring, as it should be. Being a caregiver can be a wonderfully rewarding career for compassionate people and the new 'You Can Care' campaign will champion all the positive aspects of care."

The hashtag '#youcancare' has been created to support the campaign. As well as sharing positive stories, the company will also be offering tips, advice and support for the hundreds of people caring for family members in the local area.

For more information about Home Instead, call:- 01704 547938 or go online.  You can also find information on the campaign if you search #youcancare on Facebook and Twitter.

 
      
 
   
 
 
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