An information and support bus offering advice to anyone whose lives have been affected by cancer, will be visiting locations across Wrexham and Flintshire this week.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s Welsh information and support bus, Bronwen, will be bringing its a team of information and support specialists; along with frontline health and social care professionals with years of experience in caring and supporting people living with cancer.
Bronwen hosts two electronic information screens, a private room for sensitive conversations and two iPads to enable people to find the information they need on the spot.
Macmillan is encouraging anyone living nearby or simply passing by who have questions about cancer to come and say hello.
Locally the bus will be based on Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre between 8am and 5:30pm today.
On Tuesday 26th June, the bus will be at Broughton Shopping Park in Flintshire between 9am and 4pm. Finally on Wednesday 27th June, Bronwen bus will be in Brunswick Road car park in Buckley, Flintshire and visitors can drop in from 8am to 3pm.
A similar visit to Wrexham and Flintshire earlier this year saw advice issued to 725 people.
Moray Hayman, Bronwen team lead cancer information and support specialist says: “We encourage anyone who has been affected by cancer to come and see us, whether they’re living with cancer, have been recently diagnosed, caring for someone with cancer or worried about a loved one.
“As well as answering questions on the day, we can signpost to other cancer services in the area and provide information on a range of issues, including financial advice and wellbeing.
“Even if you don’t have a specific question to ask, our friendly team are always available for a chat.”
Richard Pugh, head of services for Macmillan in Wales, added: “At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you.
“Our mobile information team travel around Wales and the rest of the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground.
“The new Welsh vehicle is smaller and lighter, and will help the team to access places Macmillan has previously not been able to get to, reaching even more people affected by cancer in the process.”
For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to http://www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo
If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).
You can find out about Macmillan services near you at http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html