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

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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Macmillan Cancer Connections: Project Update

Macmillan Cancer Connections: Project Update

With Christmas now a distant memory and the New Year well on it’s way I thought that this would be a great time to share with you a bit of a summary that I have put together to try and showcase the work that I have been doing up until now.

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What’s On?

Jul
22
Mon
Introduction to Community Organising Training @ Community First Office (Devizes)
Jul 22 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

New Community Organisers Funder Logo

Join Community Organisers Katrina and Clara for this FREE introductory course on Community Organising.

This course is a starting point for anybody who is interested in community organising. It will help you begin to understand what community organising involves and what it looks like in the real world. You will be introduced to the foundations of community organising: listening, power, and action.

FIND OUT MORE

To register for the training please contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Affected by Cancer Drop-In: Salisbury Medical Centre @ Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room)
Jul 22 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Affected by Cancer?

Join our weekly drop-in at Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room) every Monday (until the end of August) between 10.30am – 2.30pm.

For more information contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Jul
24
Wed
Introduction to Community Organising Training @ Whitbourne Avenue, Swindon
Jul 24 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

New Community Organisers Funder Logo

Join Community Organisers Keith, Katrina and Alex for this FREE introductory course on Community Organising.

This course is a starting point for anybody who is interested in community organising. It will help you begin to understand what community organising involves and what it looks like in the real world. You will be introduced to the foundations of community organising: listening, power, and action.

FIND OUT MORE

To register for the training please contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Jul
29
Mon
Affected by Cancer Drop-In: Salisbury Medical Centre @ Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room)
Jul 29 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Affected by Cancer?

Join our weekly drop-in at Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room) every Monday (until the end of August) between 10.30am – 2.30pm.

For more information contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Aug
5
Mon
Affected by Cancer Drop-In: Salisbury Medical Centre @ Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room)
Aug 5 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Affected by Cancer?

Join our weekly drop-in at Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room) every Monday (until the end of August) between 10.30am – 2.30pm.

For more information contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Aug
12
Mon
Affected by Cancer Drop-In: Salisbury Medical Centre @ Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room)
Aug 12 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Affected by Cancer?

Join our weekly drop-in at Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room) every Monday (until the end of August) between 10.30am – 2.30pm.

For more information contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Aug
19
Mon
Affected by Cancer Drop-In: Salisbury Medical Centre @ Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room)
Aug 19 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Affected by Cancer?

Join our weekly drop-in at Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room) every Monday (until the end of August) between 10.30am – 2.30pm.

For more information contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892

Aug
26
Mon
Affected by Cancer Drop-In: Salisbury Medical Centre @ Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room)
Aug 26 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Affected by Cancer?

Join our weekly drop-in at Salisbury Medical Practice (Ebbel Room) every Monday (until the end of August) between 10.30am – 2.30pm.

For more information contact Alex Neale: aneale@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 715892