Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that provides physical, financial and emotional support for people living with cancer. Last year it launched a new five-year strategy setting out how it would be there for the growing number of people who need its support.
A crucial part of this strategy is strengthening relationships with the 80,000 health and care professionals who support people living with cancer so that that they can better understand how Macmillan can help the people in their care.
To reach greater numbers of professionals and volunteers, Macmillan is working with Fuse Universal to roll out a new education and communication platform so that these groups can access information and support where and when they need it.
Fuse Universal are the creators of an integrated learning platform which is used by companies and third sector organisations including Cancer Research UK and The British Red Cross. The platform designed for Macmillan will serve three specific goals:
- A learning platform where health and care professionals can access training and professional development materials.
- A communications hub enabling health and care professionals and volunteers to better understand their role and the full range of services and support Macmillan can provide to the people they are caring for.
- A social and collaboration space where health and care professionals can connect and share their expert knowledge outside of a one-to-one setting.
By building stronger relationships with the health and carer workforce, helping them to have better conversations and providing tailored and effective learning opportunities, Macmillan hopes to ensure that every person diagnosed with cancer has access to the support and resources they need to live life as fully as they can.
To find out more about how Macmillan supports people living with cancer physically, financially and emotionally, visit macmillan.org.uk