Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

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Marion’s story

Recently we posted a reading of Nina’s story. Now you can hear about Nina’s story from the point of view of Marion, Nina’s advocate. This time the story is told by Keri from Help and Care in Dorset.


You can download a copy of Every Step of the Way which contains Nina’s story here


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Every Step of the Way

Tuesday 25th March sees the launch of our new project publication “Every Step of the Way“: 13 stories illustrating the difference that independent advocacy makes to older people affected by cancer.

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Funded by our partner Macmillan Cancer Support, Every Step of the Way features the stories of 13 older people who have been supported by their peer advocates along the cancer journey. The stories are moving and help explain the significant difference being supported by someone close to you in age and experience, who themselves have been touched by cancer, make to everyday life.


Every Step of the Way is FREE as we wish to expand awareness of our work supporting older people affected by cancer. From 25th March a pdf copy will be available via this blog site but if you would like a hard copy please send £5 to cover administration, postage and packaging to OPAAL (UK), c/o 14 The Green, Handsacre, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 4DP. Cheques should be made payable to OPAAL (UK)