Macmillan Cancer Connections

A new project in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support that aims to understand people’s experiences of cancer in rural areas and develop community-led solutions to improve outcomes for rural cancer patients in Wiltshire.

Macmillan Cancer Connections

A new project in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support that aims to understand people’s experiences of cancer in rural areas and develop community-led solutions to improve outcomes for rural cancer patients in Wiltshire.

About Macmillan Cancer Connections

Macmillan Cancer Connections is a new community engagement project in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is the UK’s leading source of cancer support and is there to help people find their best way through cancer and live life as fully as they can.

Macmillan Cancer Connections aims to understand what impact being rurally isolated has on experiences of cancer and outcomes for people living with cancer in Wiltshire. The project is led by experienced Community Organiser Alex Neale in her role as Macmillan Community Development Coordinator.

Alex’s role involves reaching out to people affected by cancer in Wiltshire and listening to what they have to say about their experience.

As part of the Macmillan Cancer Connections project, Alex also works with partner organisations and local communities to develop, deliver and coordinate a broad range of community-based initiatives, which addresses the health and wellbeing needs of people affected by cancer across the county.

Get Involved

Do you have a personal experience around cancer that you would like to share? Do you have an idea for a project or initiative that might help people living with cancer in Wiltshire? Contact Alex today:

Email: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk
Telephone: 01380 715892
Mobile: 07384 835319

Alex’s Blog

POSTPONED: The Big Community Cancer Conversation

POSTPONED: The Big Community Cancer Conversation

We’d like to invite you to join the Big Community Cancer Conversation to explore and talk about the gaps in support in the county - what is working, what needs improving and how we can bring people and organisations together to find community-based solutions.
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Macmillan Cancer Connections: Hearing Swindon

Macmillan Cancer Connections: Hearing Swindon

Towards the end of March, I went along to Toothill Community Centre in Swindon to do some illustrative note taking at the Connecting People Network. Co-hosted by Margaret Firth from Wiltshire Community Foundation this meet-up was a fantastic day that gave residents,...

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What’s On?

Sep
11
Wed
Community Meet Up Wilts and Swindon @ Community First
Sep 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Come along to our catch up. This is for people who are involved in their community or interested in being more involved. We will have opportunities to network, share stories and challenges and also promote grassroots campaigns.

Alex Neale will be running this event and will be joined by the Community Organiser team; There will also be an opportunity to discuss Health and Wellbeing hubs and linking up services

Get in touch to find out more: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk

REGISTER ONLINE

Oct
2
Wed
The Big Community Cancer Conversation @ Market Lavington Community Hall
Oct 2 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

The Big Community Cancer Conversation Macmillan Cancer Connections

macmillan and community first lock-up logo

The Big Community Cancer Conversation

Community First and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to improve support for people affected by cancer across Wiltshire.

We’d like to invite you to join the Big Community Cancer Conversation to explore and talk about the gaps in support in the county – what is working, what needs improving and how we can bring people and organisations together to find community-based solutions.

This event is part of Macmillan Cancer Connections, a project which has focused on listening to people across the county about their cancer experiences and mapping the support currently available. This event will be an opportunity to hear about the project, have your voice heard and to play a role in future decisions and plans around cancer.

Macmillan and Community First – working together to improve cancer support in Wiltshire.

Everyone is welcome

This event is open to anyone who has had a cancer experience or been affected by cancer, carers, healthcare professionals, organisations that offer services in the community . If you have ideas or opinions about how to improve cancer support in Wiltshire we’d love to hear from you.

Hear local voices. Join up support. Have your say.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE

This event is part of Macmillan Cancer Connections – a project that aims to understand how rural isolation can affect the experience and wellbeing of people living with cancer in Wiltshire. It is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and delivered by Community First with support from Wiltshire Council, Dorothy House Hospice Care and NHS Wiltshire CCG.