Improving Outcomes for People Living With Cancer and Beyond Cancer

Cumbria CVS has been awarded funding from the Northern Cancer Alliance to deliver the Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) project.

‘There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, and this is projected to increase to 4 million by 2030.  One in three cancer survivors experience moderate to severe unmet needs at the end of treatment’ Macmillan Cancer Support.  In Cumbria, 2,600 people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
The improvement of cancer outcomes is one of the highest priorities nationally and locally.  Improving outcomes involves a number of different strands.

Cumbria CVS is helping to build the potential of the voluntary and community sector to support and deliver services to meet the needs of people living with and beyond cancer.  We are helping to develop the skills of key volunteers to carry out Holistic Needs Assessments, enabling them to work alongside health professionals to ensure that cancer patients have access to all elements of the recovery package and to the support they need.

Through strong partnership working involving health professionals in hospitals, communities, GP Practices and the voluntary and community sector, the aim is to improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer in North Cumbria.

An exciting workshop/launch event will be held here at our Shaddongate Premises, Carlisle on Tuesday 17 July 2018.  For more information about this project and the event please see the attached flier

I look forward to working with you all and to welcoming you to this event.

Jane Macfarlane
Living With and Beyond Cancer Co-ordinator