The Greater Manchester Cancer User Involvement programme (now Greater Manchester Cancer Voices Community) was launched in 2015.
In 2022, we teamed up with an independent market research agency, Mustard, to help us to understand how we could further strengthen our work with people affected by cancer. Mustard spoke to members of the User Involvement programme, potential members (people affected by cancer in Greater Manchester who were not currently members of the programme) as well as a range of other stakeholders. A total of 206 people took part in a range of ways, from focus groups and one-to-one interviews to an online community and survey.
The evaluation of this was compiled into a report, ‘Your Voice’, which we released in October 2022. The report identified four main areas for us to build on the current strengths and make some improvements on our: Design, Delivery, Relationships and Communication.
Since the report was published, we have been working hard to fulfil the recommendations and released an update in June 2023 detailing our progress. This included the changes to our programme name, volunteer name, and mission statement. You can access the June 2023 update, and the Your Voice October 2022 report below: