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New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship)

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Sorry 

Hard to reach areas ?- most services seem to be London based

Use a Moving Forward course - would only be too pleased to

Meet people in similar end of treatment situations - great

 

Just nothing here in Worcestershire that is within reach

 

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Just wanted to say that although I live within Greater London, in order to access this service it would take me 1.5hrs involving a walk, a bus ride, two trains and a tube journey!

So although on paper it looks like something I could go to by virtue of it being in London, the reality is it is no more accessible to me than if I lived somewhere else. My heart sinks whenever I see that the nearest courses to me (any courses not just BC ones) are run in London as it's a nightmare to get to.

I'm not out of active treatment yet so something like this would not yet be beneficial to me but just wanted to show another take on the situation
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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hi again
I am posting a link to all of the services offered by BCC which do extend to many parts of the UK so I hope there is something you can access:

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-services/information-support-sessions

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-services

Best wishes
Lucy BCC

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hi all

At the moment we’re piloting PROWESS in South London. We want to see if it’s something which helps in supporting women after treatment who are living in diverse or ‘hard to reach’ communities who may not ordinarily access support (a Moving Forward Course for example). We’re piloting the service throughout this year (ending in November). Unfortunately at this time, because this is a pilot, it is only being offered in South London. If we are able to show that it is effective & there is a need for such a service, then we can set about developing similar offerings around the UK. A decision will be made on this in early 2016.

I’m really sorry that we’re not able to offer a similar pilot in the North. You’re not the first person to have asked about this and it is something we will have to think about in the future when we’re developing pilot services of this kind.

If there’s anything else you would like to know about PROWESS then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Ben

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Thank you June.

There does seem to be such a lot going on in the South generally which is fab but not so good for us all in the North where there seems to be very little. Wondering why?but will certainly contact the Sheffield office as you suggest.

 

 

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

this post just highlights my difficulty. There are lots of services in London, but try living in North Wales and accessing anything..i am glad that this kind of service is being offered because it is so needed but can someone please start something in North Wales that is avaiable to everyone.

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hello Waiting

 

Our Sheffield office should be able to answer your question, here is their email address nrc@breastcancercare.org.uk 

 

Best wishes

June, modertor

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

This sounds great.

Is the new service likely to be delivered in the North?

 

Kind Regards, Caroline.

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hi Littlelady

 

Maybe you could email our Sheffield office to find out if there are any comming up in your area, here is the email address nrc@breastcancercare.org.uk.

 

Best wishes

June, moderator

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hi, do you know of any PROWESS in Solihull, West Midlands area?
Thanks
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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hi CANDY88

 

Welcome to the BCC forum.

 

I've attached a link to the web page giving information about services in your area.  You can also email your local office for more information.

 

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-services/information-and-support-sessions/your-area

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

BCC Moderator

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Is there any services like this provided in Northern Ireland?
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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Thank you Nicole 😄
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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Hello Mickey24,

 

I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with the PROWESS service criteria. We apologise for not making the criteria clearer in our initial post and have now edited this information.

 

After speaking with the PROWESS team regarding your concerns it has been agreed that a member of staff would contact you by email directly. This email would have been sent yesterday evening and should explain in more detail the reasons why you were unable to join whilst offering alternative events and courses.

 

I can appreciate that this may be a little unsettling for you and would like to offer some of our other services which you might find useful. We have a Helpline service where you can speak to a specialist nurse about any concerns that you may have. Opening hours are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The number is 0808 800 6000.

 

You may also find our ‘Someone like Me’ support service useful. This service gives you the opportunity to speak with someone else who has faced similar challenges to you. Please click here to access for information about this service.

 

I hope that the information provided in the email sent to you and here in this post is helpful. Please do get in touch if there is anything else we can do for you. Take care.

 

Kind Regards

 

Nicole Talbot

Forum Coordinator

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Re: New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship

Just a warning to others, like myself that have tried to book a place on this new service. I have been advised that because my treatment finished two years ago I am not eligible to participate. This service is only offered for those that have completed treatment up to a year ago, which in my opinion is bit of a kick in the teeth to others who fall outside the post year mark .Please could breastcancer care ensure that any criteria for any new service offered is made clear from the outset? This would avoid any disappointment and time trying to book a place.

 

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New service launch: PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship)

 

Are you lacking specialist support after your breast cancer treatment? Would you like to receive more professional help in managing the emotional and physical side effects of your diagnosis?

 

If the answer is yes then you may want to consider joining our new interactive service for women who have finished their breast cancer treatment.

 

PROWESS (Promoting Recovery, Wellbeing, Equality and Support in Survivorship) is our new support initiative to ensure that women recovering from Breast Cancer receive the help that they need. If you join PROWESS you can expect to receive face-to-face sessions over a five week period starting in March.

 

The service will run in Deptford (South-East London) and is open to anyone who would like their concerns answered by medical professionals and trained volunteers. These sessions also provide the opportunity for you to meet others who face similar challenges to you.

 

Anyone who has finished their hospital based treatment for breast cancer in the last 12 months is welcome to register and come along, but sign up soon as places are running out fast.

 

The first session will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2015 from 10am - 2pm at Deptford Lounge and will continue weekly. To book a place or for more information, click here or contact Jennifer at Breast Cancer Care on 020 7960 3424 or email jennifer.finnegan-john@breastcancercare.org.uk

 

Forum Coordinator

 

Nicole Talbot