Staff playing key role in cancer project

Published Thursday 30 April 2015 at 9:11

Blackburn with Darwen Council staff are playing a key role in the ongoing £1m Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership project.

Volunteer Development Officer, Jane Brown, is the latest recruit to the Council as part of the Macmillan project to assist with cancer care for people in the borough and East Lancashire.

Jane is heading the Macmillan Solutions project which aims to provide trained volunteers to deliver practical, emotional and financial help to those affected by cancer allowing them to regain some control and get on with their lives.

She will work alongside other Council staff employed as part of the Macmillan Partnership – Nazmum Usman, Service User Involvement and Insight Co-ordinator;  Beth Sutcliffe, Physical Activity Co-ordinator as well as Sheila Carletti, Community Cancer Information and Support Project Manager and Mobeen Hussain, Community Cancer Information and Support Project Officer.

Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health for Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

We’re delighted to have Jane join the rest of the team all working in these very important roles. The project is all about transforming cancer care locally and their work is playing a vital part in achieving that.

Helen Collinge, Project Facilitator of the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership, said:

We’d like to welcome Jane to the team and the project, which is playing a vital role in revamping cancer care services in the area and, importantly, providing much needed practical support for people affected by cancer across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Listen to Jane talk more about her role below:




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