We work with local communities talking to people in everyday places such as shopping centres, support groups and community events.
Evidence is clear that early diagnosis of cancer saves lives.
It’s a major factor in providing successful treatment. To reinforce this key message we get creative – offering:
- Talks and Presentations
- Quizzes and Games
- Informal Discussions
We tailor our service to the needs of individual groups and ensure our tone is both light and interactive, because we know cancer can be an emotive topic.
The project began in 2017 as part of the Leeds Cancer Programme and is managed by multi award winning Unique Improvements, a social enterprise based in the North West.
The project exists to encourage the people of Leeds to attend their NHS screening appointments. The team targets those in the most challenged areas of Leeds to help reduce health inequalities within communities with the poorest health outcomes. We pride ourselves on working with communities and promoting early presentation of cancer.
Our vision is that by the activities of this project, we will see an increase in Leeds residents making use of free NHS screening services, knowledge of cancer symptoms and taking positive action by visiting their GP at the earliest opportunity.
The team hope to reduce the stigma and encourage more people to get talking about cancer.
We know that early diagnosis of cancer is a major factor in providing successful treatment and the project is working hard to share the message that ‘early detection saves lives’.