Health and wellbeing session to offer cancer support to Saddleworth residents

A HEALTH and wellbeing session open to anyone living in Saddleworth that has been affected by cancer will be held by the Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support Service.

EwCM0E0uThe event, on Wednesday 27 January from 10am-1pm at Failsworth Town Hall, will provide information about support available for people living with and beyond cancer, and their family, friends and carers.

There will be specialist nurses, benefits advisors, health care professionals, and various local support services represented at the event.

Suzanne Dyer, Macmillan 1-1 Support Worker, said: “At the health and wellbeing event we try to bring together various services in one place to make it easy for people to get all the information they need.

“The sessions are informal so we invite people to drop in for a chat, a coffee and a cake, and we’ll be there to provide advice and support.”

The Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support service is delivered by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to ensure people living with and beyond cancer receive the care, information and support they need.

The team of experienced health care professionals support people to understand their medical condition and be involved in their treatment and care, which helps to build confidence and ensure they have the best quality of life possible.

The team also offers care and information in relation to people’s individual physical, emotional, financial, psychological, social and spiritual needs and, as a community-based service, delivers this support closer to home.

This involves working closely with existing hospital-based and other specialist cancer services and referring or signposting people to local and national cancer support services, where required.

For more information, get in touch with the team by calling 0161 621 7684 or emailing oldham.macmillansupport@nhs.net

Alternatively write to: Macmillan 1-1 Support Team, Block 4, Southlink Business Park, Hamilton St, Oldham, OL4 1DE.

 

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