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.

AGM & New Project Launch

Our Annual General Meeting and New Project Launch

Takes place on THURSDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2016 at 3.00 pm,

at Lancashire Conservation Studios St Mary’s Street Preston PR1 5LN.

(Refreshments will be provided on arrival with the AGM starting at 3.45 pm prompt).

After the official AGM business we are excited to officially launch our NEW Countywide Benefit Assessment Advocacy Project funded by The Big Lottery. We will share with you presentations on our successful pilot project along with details of the new service we will be offering from 1 October 2016. Please click here for further detailed information.

We would welcome your support at this event and ask if you would like to become a member of ICANN which is free of charge. If so, please complete and return the attached form. If anyone would like to consider joining our Board of Trustees or would like to discuss our activities further please contact us at: admin@i-cann.org.uk.

Please complete the booking form and return it no later than Thursday 25 August 2016. Papers for the event will be emailed out week commencing 29 August 2016 to those wishing to attend.

And finally, please check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ICANNLancs - like us, follow us, tweet about us: #ICANN_Advocacy and spread the word amongst your contacts.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to receiving your response.

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Exciting new employment opportunity!

Further to us being successful in our application to the Big Lottery to continue and extend our Benefit Assessment Advocacy Project, we have two new posts available.

These are for two Advocate / Volunteer Co-ordinators until April 2019. Salary: £21,734 (pro-rata). Hours: 30 per week.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Advocate who will also work as a Volunteer Co-ordinator across Lancashire, on our new countywide Benefit Assessment Advocacy Project. (Funded until April 2017). 

The successful candidate will be responsible for working flexibly to meet specific targets as part of a larger project and their duties will include: 

·                 Providing one to one advocacy support to clients, predominantly those undergoing Benefits Health Assessments.    

·                 For recruiting, training and supporting volunteer advocates to deliver this volunteer based project along with raising awareness of ICANN and our services. 

You must either have some advocacy experience and/or experience of working with volunteers in a similar setting, be a good listener, and are able to speak up for others who are disadvantaged, have a disability or are vulnerable due to illness or other circumstances. 

Application packs are available via email to Heather Paton (heatherp@communityfutures.org.uk). You can also ask for other formats by calling Heather on 01772 717461.

If you would like more information or would like an informal chat about the role, please call the Services Manager, Janet Cullingford on 01772 717461.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 13 June 2016.

Interview Date: Friday 24 June 2016.

Big Lottery Fund Success!

Good News! ICANN has been successful in securing 3 years funding from the Big Lottery to continue our popular Benefit Assessment Advocacy Project.

This funding will also enable us to extend the reach of this project to cover support at other assessment centres in Lancashire.

ICANN will be continuing to seek new volunteers to work on this project and will be advertising 2 new staff posts shortly.

In early Autumn the project will be officially launched at our AGM. We hope you will join us in celebrating and continue to help us support our local communities.

Please feel free to share this good news with your colleagues, friends or anyone who you think would be interested.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer Advocacy Training

Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Advocate?

In Preston, Chorley, South Ribble or West Lancs. for our Cancer Older Peoples Advocacy Project?

We are particularly interested in hearing from mature individuals who may have some experience of cancer either personally or through supporting a friend or family member.

Training will take place over two days - Friday 4th & Friday 11th March 9am to 4pm at Fulwood Methodist Crossroads Centre.

If you would like further information, or to express an interest please email: admin@i-cann.org.uk or call: 01772 900253 (Direct Tel No) or 01772 717461 (Reception) to leave your contact details and someone will get back to you.