Talking to my buddy changed my life.”
Our Cancer Buddies are a group of trained volunteers who have either had cancer themselves or have cared for someone with cancer. Because they have been in a similar situation, they can understand what it is like to deal with a cancer diagnosis as a patient or as a partner or family member.
The volunteers are supported by our highly qualified therapy staff. We usually match up volunteers and their clients by whether they are patients or carers, and are also happy to ensure a male or female volunteer, on request. We are unlikely to be able to match you up with someone with exactly the same diagnosis.
The scheme is flexible and can last from a couple of weeks to 6 months. The usual support is a weekly or fortnightly phone call. Buddies cannot meet in person or carry out home visits as part of the scheme.
To find out more, contact:
Kim Scott, Community and Outreach Manager
0114 278 4600
We’d like to say a big thank you to The Sobell Foundation, The J G Graves Charitable Trust and the Co-op Local Community Fund for their financial contributions in support of Cavendish Cancer Buddies.