Improving Volunteering in Social CareGrundtvig Partnership Project 2011-2013 Kick – Off Meeting Larnaca, 24 October 2011 Central Offices: Photinou Pana 12+14, 1045 Nicosia Tel. +357 22 345 444 Fax. +357 22 346 116 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1
Improving Volunteering in Social CareGrundtvig Partnership Project 2011-2013 PASYKAF Presentation Nicolas Philippou General Manager Central Offices: Photinou Pana 12+14, 1045 Nicosia Tel. +357 22 345 444 Fax. +357 22 346 116 Email: email@example.com 2
We are, The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) - Registered Charity no. 525 •Established in 1986 by 21 patients with cancer, relatives and friends •We developed into a specialist organization that carries out some of the palliative care activities in the whole island 3.
Our Vision, a society free of cancer Improving and safeguarding the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.
Our Mission, to provide supportive and palliative care services that improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families at all stages of the disease to educate through awareness programs and campaigns on cancer prevention and early detection to struggle for the improvement of cancer diagnostic treatment services and research in Cyprus.
We connect, with International and European associations •International Union Against Cancer - UICC •Association of European Cancer Leagues - ECL •European Cancer Patient Coalition - ECPC •European Association for Palliative Care - EAPC •European Oncology Nursing Society – EONS •International Psycho-Oncology Society - IPOS In Cyprus, •We participate at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre Board of Directors •We cooperate closely with the Ministry of Education, Ministry o Health, Ministry of Labour and Social Services, Universities, the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Municipalities and others.
We participate, to EU and Local Projects • The Norwegian Fund project – “Our Children Matter Initiative” • Lifelong Learning Programme – Education and Culture DG • Grundtvig “Volunteering in Health Care – Training Program” to Research programmes • Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics – Epidemiology of Cancer in Cyprus • Cyprus University of Technology – Research on Guided Imagery and Relaxation (Palliative Care – Alternative Pain control) • Cyprus Open University – “ Home Care Palliative Service to cancer patients through the care givers eyes”.
We Care for all individuals diagnosed with cancer 4000 + cancer patients and their relatives receive care and services from PASYKAF per year PASYKAF Multidisciplinary Team: 55 full time employees and 15 associates, including 2 doctors, 20 nurses, 4 social workers, 10 psychologists, 10 physiotherapists, drivers, administrators and hundreds of volunteers A total offer of €2.200.000.
Our Services Home Care 2010: 1236 patients District No. Patients Visits Villages Deaths At Home Nicosia 130 1688 27 60 13 Limassol 406 4999 50 101 23 Larnaca 340 5591 35 75 26 Paphos 220 2410 48 36 14 Ammochostos 140 2589 13 24 5 Total 1236 17277 168 296 81 Physiotherapy and Lymphedema Service 2010: 539 patients Psychosocial Support Services 2010: 1541 patients Free Transportation Service: 500 patients and caregivers 10.
Cyprus Facts •Population 850,000 •25,000 registered cancer patients •2700 new patients per year (3% yearly increase) •1050 deaths per year •No National Health System in place yet •However, free treatment for all cancer patients •Hospice and palliative care services are pioneered and provided by the voluntary sector only 11.
We depend on volunteers and sponsors: Fundraising Campaign ‘Together through life’ Fundraising Events, sponsorships Donations, In memory Volunteer work Support to cancer patients Work to our Charity Shops Patients transport.
We depend on volunteers : Fundraising Campaign: ‘Together through life’ Hundreds of volunteers including students, friends of the association, people from companies, community etc. Organized by district Fundraising Events Donations, In memory Volunteers at collection points.
We depend on volunteers: Volunteer work Easter and Christmas Sales Office work (administrative, telephone, etc.) Support to cancer patients – Social Care Special Training programs – for patients support Visits at the hospitals or at home Patients Transport Support at Activity Centres Work to our Charity Shops Majority of British expatriates at 6 PASYKAF shops.
Our Volunteer Groups Board of Directors: 14 Members and 3 alternates Local District Committees: Variations from District to District Official Groups doing fundraising on behalf of PASYKAF Patient Support Working Group – Pafos Coffee Morning Group – Paralimni Various Groups at Larnaca and Limassol.
Strategic Objective on Volunteers: To substantially increase the support from our volunteers • Attract more volunteers • Properly utilize our volunteers • Provide proper training to our volunteers • Create new roles for our volunteers • Celebrate together with our volunteers our successes.