Working in partnership with Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, Wellbeing Enterprises are delivering a two-year project which aims to revolutionise the care provided to people living with a cancer diagnosis and their carers in the Liverpool area.
The service will connect patients with community based support that will complement the care provided by clinicians. The aim of the service is to help patients to identify and address any needs that may be impacting on health and wellbeing. Moreover, the service will help patients to rediscover and reconnect with their strengths and talents to help build friendships, learn new skills, boost confidence and get the best out of life.
The magnitude of the challenges facing our health and care system are clear to see. Cancer incidence is increasing nationally and locally with Liverpool having the highest incidence rate compared to other English core cities. The cancer story is changing however, with improving survival rates more people than ever before are living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. As more people survive cancer the need to offer individualised support to help them live well with and beyond their diagnosis is vital.
By working alongside partner agencies in the NHS, social care teams and voluntary sector Wellbeing Enterprises will provide holistic community-centred support that will complement world class clinical treatments. Patients and carers will have access to 1-2-1 social support to address practical issues such as housing, finance or to provide emotional support. In addition, patients will be able to access a wide range of educational and social activities as well as volunteering opportunities.
Mark Swift, CEO at Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, said: “We are immensely proud to be able to expand our community-centred provision into the Liverpool area working alongside partner agencies. We pride ourselves in ensuring the patients and carers are at the centre of everything we do at Wellbeing Enterprises. We are looking forward to co-designing and delivering this service working with patients and we are confident that we will be able to evidence positive outcomes and consequently sustain the service in the longer term.”
The service and staff are ready and waiting to support patients and their carers across Liverpool.Back to blog