A new Macmillan service to support Deaf people living with cancer is now available to patients.
The Macmillan Deaf Cancer Support Project offers one-on-one virtual emotional and practical support in British Sign Language (BSL) through trained Deaf volunteers. The 2-year pilot, in partnership with Self Help UK, will also support carers, including Deaf people who are supporting a hearing person with cancer.
As well as providing one-on-one support, this project will also help to empower Deaf people by enabling them to share their experiences through new and existing Deaf peer support groups.
You can find out more about the project and the support available by visiting the dedicated website www.deafcancersupport.org.uk.