CLL Buddy Support Scheme

In 2018, we’re launching a new, 12-month pilot scheme based in the East Midlands providing buddy support to newly-diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients and carers.

We’re aiming to connect 15 buddies to provide support either over the telephone or face to face. This scheme will be essential in providing a much-needed source of support and a listening ear to patients and carers affected by CLL.

Volunteers will receive all the training they need to make sure that they can provide the best support and advice. The scheme will be run by a dedicated buddy co-ordinator who will be in charge of any training, assessments and referrals into this new scheme.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Committing to a minimum amount of volunteer time (between TWO AND FOUR HOURS PER MONTH).
  • Supporting a minimum of ONE PERSON over the telephone or face to face.
  • FEEDING BACK to the buddy co-ordinator, keeping RECORDS and maintaining a good level of COMMUNICATION.
  • During the LAST SIX MONTHS of the scheme, a MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP will be set up in LEICESTER for buddies and patients to get together.

Expenses for the volunteer buddies will be paid for, and all equipment, such as a mobile phone, call sheets and catch ups with the buddy coordinator, will be provided as well as full support and training from the team.

 

Want to sign up?

You can find out more about the scheme here.

If you’d like to apply to be a volunteer buddy, simply contact Kay Drew via email kay.drew@leukaemiacare.org.uk or call 01905 755977.

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