How Did Dorset Macmillan Advocacy work?

A member of our team would visit you at home to find out exactly what support you would like.
We worked with our advocacy partners to find a way forward, resolve difficulties, cancer-related or not, and improve their quality of life.

How did we help?

  • by listening, giving time and understanding
  • by finding information and explaining it
  • by looking into practical support options
  • by helping you to make choices
  • by speaking alongside you
  • by putting you first
  • by supporting you in your caring role

What sort of questions did we get asked?

  • Is the treatment I’m starting the best for me? I’d like more information
  • Which agencies can help me to manage at home?
  • I need to sort out the questions that I want to ask the doctor
  • My friend is a great help but I want a real heart to heart.
  • I’d like someone to come with me to my appointments

shutterstock_118641352 copyAdvocacy support empowers and enables people to:

  • Express their views
  • Ask for what they want and need
  • Obtain services they’re entitled to
  • Stand up for their interests
  • Safeguard their entitlements

‘I could share my feelings about the cancer and what
happened to me with my advocate more than anyone else.’

Person helped by Dorset Macmillan Advocacy