BHI Cancer Project
Members of National Cancer Equality Implementation (Advisory) Group
Secretariat for BME Cancer Alliance
Working in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK
Working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support
Working in Partnership with Public Health Leeds
BHI through working within the community over numerous years identified a service gap. Members of the African and African Caribbean, Dual Heritage communities within Leeds were frequently diagnosed with various cancers at a more progressive stage than other communities.
The reason for this varied, from cultural myths and beliefs, through to a lack of knowledge of symptoms. Our community support had acknowledged the need to work effectively within local communities and the Metropolitan District of Leeds due to being acutely aware of the lack of awareness and accessing of Cancer Support Services that are available for individuals and carers.
The aim of the project: