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Telford Cancer Champions (LiveLife Project)

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Championing Telford Cancer Champions

We are proud to be working alongside the Shropshire Telford and Wrekin CCG on a cancer awareness project to reduce the number of people losing their lives to cancer in our region.

Cancer Champions | Lingen Davies Team

Cancer Screening Programmes

We know that many people do not take up their invitations for free screening and we want to get better at encouraging people to attend appointments, particularly Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority people. Research shows that uptake of cancer screening is often lower among this demographic than in the rest of the population.

NHS cancer screening programmes save thousands of lives every year but some types of cancer screening (bowel, breast and cervical cancer) are sensitive and difficult to talk about for some people.

It often helps to discuss any concerns or difficulties with someone you can relate to. With this in mind we want to partner with people in Telford from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, to work together to improve awareness, understanding and acceptance of these screening programmes.

Becoming Our Volunteer Telford Cancer Champions

They will be trained and supported to help local people:

  • Understand why cancer screening is important
  • Overcome their concerns or fears about cancer screening
  • Tell us what would make it easier to take up cancer screening invitations
  • Recognise what would make it easier for people to take part

“Donating your time to us is an invaluable way of giving support. We couldn’t do the work we do without our amazing volunteers” – Naomi Atkin, CEO

Benefit Your Community

For more information about this project and how you can help benefit your community by becoming a volunteer Cancer Champion, contact the office on 01743 492396 and speak to our Health Engagement Officer, Miranda.