Macmillan Volunteer Service, West Kent

Local Volunteer Support Scheme For Those Living With Cancer
Macmillan Volunteers are ready to help those living with cancer in your area…

Macmillan Volunteer Service West Kent is a project run in collaboration between Voluntary Action Maidstone and Macmillan Cancer Support. The service looks to help people affected by all types of cancer, focusing on needs arising around the time of diagnosis, treatment and discharge, all at no cost all to the individual.

We use trained, supervised volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to people living with cancer. This could also mean their family and carers too, if this is thought to have a beneficial effect on the person with cancer.

The assistance provided may include providing the individual with someone to talk to or help with lifts to hospital appointments, help with running errands, or perhaps information and advice. We can also arrange for practical support to be given to those in need, whether this includes DIY in the house or gardening.

Often the person with cancer might really value the support from someone who isn’t a family member, someone one step removed. We aim to provide information and guidance to ensure that relevant support and services are being accessed.

Our Project Coordinator Jane Pantony is also a qualified Soul Midwife, a service which provides a holistic and spiritual approach to supporting an individual and their family end of life. The process looks to switch the focus from cure and medication to giving loving care with a very human touch, supporting and recognising the individual needs of the dying person to enable a tranquil death.

I would greatly appreciate if you could promote our service to the clients of yours who you feel would benefit from our help. If you would like us to send you further promotional material, please let me know and I’d be happy to do so. Furthermore, if you would like to schedule a meeting with us to discuss the project, I’d be happy to arrange this.?

All of our volunteers are DBS checked accordingly. If you would like to speak to the Project Coordinator directly, please call Jane Pantony on 01622 677337 or send an email to jane.pantony@vam-online.org.uk

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