Health Conditions Survey

ICANN are using the learning from the COPA Project to consider whether there are unmet needs for other long term health conditions, and would like people's help with this research.

Please click the link below to access the survey; the deadline is 13th November 2017.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FX7P683

The survey can received in alternative formats if required. Please contact us on 01772 900253 to request this or to complete it over the phone. Hard copies should be returned by 9th November 2017.

 

2017 AGM

Our 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at Fulwood Methodist Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Preston PR2 8EA at 3.15pm for a 3.30pm start.

Refreshments will be provided and we would love to see as many people as we can. 

If you wish to attend, please complete the booking form below by Thursday 24th August. By clicking on submit it will be sent through to our office to confirm your attendance.

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Cancer Advocacy Publications

The Older People's Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL), with MacMillan Cancer Support have put together three booklets detailing various aspects of their involvement with cancer patients, carers and the benefits of advocacy.

The three documents are titled:

  • Facing Cancer Together: Demonstrating the power of independent advocacy
  • The Rich Picture - Cancer Carers: Understanding the numbers, needs and experiences of cancer carers in the UK (MacMillan)
  • Time: Our gift to you - Why cancer advocacy volunteers support their peers

Please select the documents below to read them.

http://opaal.org.uk/app/uploads/2016/12/Facing-Cancer-Together.pdf

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/_images/carers-of-people-with-cancer_tcm9-282780.pdf

http://opaal.org.uk/app/uploads/2017/02/Time-our-gift-to-you.pdf

2016 AGM and New Project Launch

Thursday 15th September saw ICANNs AGM and the launch of the new Benefits Assessment Advocacy Project at Lancashire Conservation Studios in Preston.

A really great turnout from organisations across Lancashire heard that, from 1st October 2016 ICANN will be able to support individuals over the age of 16 throughout the whole of Lancashire to attend health assessments for:

Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), and 

Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

This is an exciting time for ICANN as it expands its service provision thanks to securing 3 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund. If you think you would like to help on this extended project, why not consider volunteering. Please check the link on the right.