Macmillan Volunteer Service West Kent

Macmillan Volunteer Service West Kent looks to support those living in the West Kent area who are living with cancer. 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.

The services uses 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. The project can also arrange for practical support to be given to those in need, whether this includes DIY in the house or gardening.

The 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.
If you or someone you know may benefit from the help of Macmillan Volunteers West Kent, please contact Jane Pantony, Project Coordinator, on 01622 677337 or email jane.pantony@vam-online.org.uk

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