The Kickstart programme began working with Year 8 children in January 2019 across five secondary schools in the Barrow and Furness area. This is an expansion of two schools from last year with the addition of Dowdales School (Dalton in Furness) and Ulverston Victoria High School.
The programme designed to improve communication, confidence, leadership, resilience and teamwork, has been engaging with the schools through after-school provision.
Cumbria CVS is working with the Northern Cancer Alliance to support the roll out of the Macmillan Recovery Package. Macmillan Cancer Support has developed the Recovery Package to help ensure that all cancer patients have equal access to all the support they need. This includes a Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) which results in a personalised care plan that addresses all needs, going beyond the clinical care available and aiming to support people throughout their cancer journey and into living life beyond it.