Living with cancer in Glasgow? The Improving the Cancer Journey Service is here for you.
Cancer doesn't just affect your physical well being it can affect every aspect of your life, from your emotions to your finances. However often people don't know where to turn for support. That's why Glasgow City Council and Macmillan Cancer Support have launched the Improving Cancer Journey Service. Our Service is here to help people affected by cancer get the support they need, whether its financial, emotional, medical or practical.
Get in touch with us and a member of our team will contact you to find out what kind of help you need.
Here are some of the ways in which we can help support you:
If appropriate, a link worker can take you through something called a Holistic Needs Assessment to identify your main concerns and develop a care plan.
A Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) gives you a chance to think about your concerns and discuss possible solutions.
It is called 'holistic' because the assessment looks at needs or concerns you may have about any area of your life and not just about the symptoms of the cancer.
These concerns can be:
You will talk about these with your key worker and make a plan to address your care and support needs. A key worker is your main contact for information and advice about your treatment. This is usually your clinical nurse specialist (CNS).
Having an HNA is about recognising that any area of your life affected by cancer is important. It gives you the time to explore what resources, help and support are available.
An HNA usually has three parts:
The care plan may include things like ideas to help you manage emotional, physical or practical worries. It will also include contact details for organisations or services that could help with your concerns, such as the Macmillan benefits team or a dietitian.
Your key worker will write down the actions you agree on. You will then be offered a copy of this plan to take away with you. It may also be shared with other members of your healthcare team if it will help with your care.
The service can provide support over the telephone and by meeting face to face at Glasgow's major hospitals and other outreach locations.
Please complete our referral form and a member of our team will get in touch.
Improving the Cancer Journey is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Beatson Cancer Charity and Wheatley Group.