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.
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:
Telephone: 01380 715892
Mobile: 07384 835319
Macmillan Community Development Coordinator Alex Neale recently went to visit Rowan, a clinical Nurse Specialist at the Royal United Hospital in Bath to find out more about the support available from Macmillan.read more
As part of the Macmillan Cancer Connections project, Alex has spent some time in Salisbury chatting to people about their cancer experience, including at the Salisbury at Salisbury Cancer Support Centre.read more