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Cancer Champions in Home Care: Radfield’s Focus on Empowering Care Professionals

15 May 2024

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Written byKaren Corcoran

Cancer Champions in Home Care: Radfield’s Focus on Empowering Care Professionals

At Radfield Home Care Shrewsbury & Oswestry, we maintain a steadfast dedication to supporting our clients and their families in the highest quality manner. Our Care professionals continuously face a wide range of challenges in the course of their duties. To ensure they handle these challenges smoothly, we equip them with specialised knowledge, enabling them to deliver premium home care services in the UK.

Radfield’s Collaboration with Lingen Davies for Cancer Awareness Training

In line with our commitment to continuous professional development, we partnered with Lingen Davies, who work in collaboration with NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, to facilitate a comprehensive cancer awareness training programme. Included in this specialised training were four of our team members, including our esteemed Care Manager and Field Care Supervisor. The training was conducted at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The Role of a Cancer Champion in Home Care

The importance of early cancer detection cannot be overstated – it saves lives. This is where the role of a ‘Cancer Champion’ becomes invaluable for premium home care providers such as Radfield. With their knowledge and understanding, Cancer Champions are able to encourage individuals within the community to participate in cancer screening, recognise early cancer symptoms and seek appropriate medical help promptly.

Our Care Professionals develop trusting relationships with our clients, positioning them effectively to notice changes, be it in appetite or mood. On many occasions, clients find it less daunting discussing their concerns with our professionals than anyone else. We are honoured by this trust and aim to support them by accompanying them to appointments and advocating for their health interests.

Empowering Conversations about Cancer

The provision of this cancer training programme is designed to give our Care Professionals the confidence to have direct conversations about cancer with our clients and offer suitable support when needed. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Lingen Davies for facilitating an outstanding training course.


Let’s hear from Care Professional Nicola who found the training course impactful. She said:

“Training for the cancer champion was brilliant so much information given! Very surprising some of the figures! Doing the training has given a lot of reassurance that something which causes so much fear can be treated and statistically doesn’t always end in a worst case scenario.”

Another Care Professional, Natasha, echoed a similar sentiment.

“Cancer champion training course was very good and highly recommend!! Gained a lot of knowledge from it and trainers were excellent. I really enjoyed it. I now feel confident to be able to have conversations with my clients and make them feel comfortable.”

As Radfield Home Care, we have spent over 40 years providing top-quality private care to our clients. We continually strive towards creating care experiences that are not only needed but desired. We are here for you, to help you age well and maintain connectivity with things that matter to you.

If you are interested in learning more about our unique approach to home care services in the UK, please feel free to view our services here. We are always on the lookout for passionate individuals who can join our team of dedicated Care Professionals, to explore our job vacancies, kindly click here.


Karen Corcoran

Karen Corcoran

Business Development Manager

Karen understands the importance of relationships in the community. Her interpersonal skills help direct the team.

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