Your support means a lot
WHY WE WANT YOUR SUPPORT
There is a higher incidence of certain cancers in black and minority ethnic communities and the general incidence of cancer in these communities is rising.
Patients who are members of black and minority ethnic groups report more negative experiences of cancer care than white ethnic groups.
There is clear evidence of a lack of focus, priority and urgency of the cancer needs of black and minority ethnic populations in NHS policy documents and in NHS cancer data collection exercises.
Health care providers have a poor understanding of the needs of black and minority ethnic communities. There is a lack of health education regarding cancer and awareness of the availability of support services is limited among black and minority ethnic communities. As well as this, there is a lack of cultural competence education for health providers, especially in cancer awareness.
To run more awareness classes to educate the community
To run more support events where others can share their experiences to help those currently going through treatment and more
Provide support packs to help those going through cancer treatment
To provide support so our volunteers can reach out to more people