Macmillan Deaf Cancer Support Project
In partnership with Self Help UK, this 2-year pilot will improve access to cancer information and support for Deaf people.
Trained Deaf volunteers will provide one on one remote support in British Sign Language (BSL). They will:
- Help you cope emotionally with living with or after cancer
- Provide practical support and signpost you to other local services that can help
- Conduct an electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA) to ensure you get personalised care
- Provide medium level advocacy support in complex cases
You can also talk to other Deaf people affected by cancer through our virtual peer support groups
The Macmillan Deaf Cancer Support Project is available to anyone living with cancer in the Deaf community. It also supports their carers, including Deaf people who are supporting a hearing person living with cancer.
You can access the service by contacting DeafCancer@selfhelp.org.uk. Referrals can also be made by healthcare professionals in the same way.