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Macmillan Cancer Support teams up with Healthwatch to listen to views on cancer services

A series of events are being held with community groups in Lancashire to understand how people are affected by cancer and to gather their views on cancer services.M_light_RGB

Macmillan Cancer Support has teamed up with Healthwatch Lancashire, Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen and Healthwatch Blackpool to deliver a series of interactive events which will give seldom-heard groups the opportunity to discuss their views on cancer, which is estimated that more than one in three people will develop at some point in their lifetime.

The events will be delivered with the support of drama-based training company, AFTA Thought, who will encourage the group to share their views with scenarios and real life case studies provided by Macmillan.

Six events across the county will take place. The first event is set to take place in December with young people from Preston College and representatives of Healthwatch Lancashire’s PULSE young people’s group followed by events with an established LGBT community group and a housing association group. In Blackburn with Darwen two events will take place for asylum seekers, refugees and the BME community and in Blackpool for those with learning disabilities.

Local Healthwatch is the voice of the public when it comes to health and social care, making sure their views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services in their area. 

AFTA Thought has been using drama to train people at work for 25 years, enabling positive change through the sensitive, sensible presentation of difficult workplace issues. We’re passionate about the live experience, and our training goes beyond traditional presentation methods, bringing subjects to life for proven, measurable results.

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