Self Help UK

Spotlight on our team - from volunteer to employee

12th Sep 2023 | Posted in : Nottinghamshire, Self Help Groups, Self Help UK News, East Midlands News, Deaf Cancer Support

Our Macmillan Deaf Cancer Support Project led by a Deaf team, provides virtual, emotional and practical support to Deaf people experiencing cancer.

Macmillan Deaf Cancer Support Referral Administrator - Louise
Macmillan Deaf Cancer Support Referral Administrator - Louise

Referral Administrator Louise joined Self Help UK in April 2022. She is the first face that people using our Deaf Cancer Support service will see. Louise helps determine what support is needed. She also helps with any queries by signposting to suitable resources. Louise is fluent in British Sign Language.

Louise says:

"Having started as a volunteer I got a deep sense of care for our Deaf members, so much that I wanted to work for the Deaf Cancer Support Project.

Being in the heart of this project now, has allowed me to meet people from many walks of life and help them come into our inclusive service.

Having a family member go through cancer has been a real eye opener and confirmed to me once more just how important access is for all those who are Deaf living with cancer. The rewards are mainly, that I am helping these individuals to have a better quality of life."

For more information about our Deaf Cancer Support Services in partnership with Macmillan, visit our dedicated web pages.