Highlights & news

Cardiff & Vale College

Cardiff & Vale College Announces Cancer Awareness Resource

Cardiff and Vale College, working in partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre, has launched the UK’s first Health and Cancer Awareness Resource for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

As the largest provider of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in Wales, CAVC is well placed to reach out to BAME communities across the Capital Region and beyond. Research has found that people from these communities are less likely to take part in national cancer screening programmes and that there is lower levels of awareness of cancer signs and symptoms.

Funded by Velindre Cancer centre’s Charitable Funds Committee, the ESOL+ Health and Cancer Awareness Resource is a series of educational tools for BAME communities which are incorporated into ESOL classes. The resource has been produced by a working group comprising CAVC, Public Health Wales and Velindre Cancer Centre.

The resource aims to address health inequalities among BAME communities in Wales by raising awareness of health matters including healthy eating, cancer prevention and the range of health services available.

Dr Seema Arif, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre who has led the work said: “It is vital that all citizens in Wales are made aware of the range of health services available, especially cancer screening programmes and cancer treatments.

For BAME communities in particular, cultural barriers have limited them from accessing a range of health services. That’s why health education within BAME communities is so important.”

For further details, please view the full article here: https://www.eflmagazine.com/cardiff-and-vale-college-announces-cancer-awareness-resource/ 

Click Here to Donate

Inspired? Organise a Fundraising Event


Latest News

20 February 2024

Leading Velindre Consultant joins his patient on the Wales Coastal Path Challenge

Read More

19 February 2024

When Blue Turns Red: blue self storage Supports Velindre Cancer Centre with their ‘Wear Red for Velindre’ Initiative

Read More

14 February 2024

Velindre patient and fundraiser embarks on epic Wales Coast Path challenge

Read More

Mae fersiwn Gymraeg y wefan hon wrthi'n cael ei hadeiladu ar hyn o bryd. Yn y cyfamser, os oes angen unrhyw gymorth neu gwybodaeth codi arian arnoch drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, cysylltwch â 029 2031 6211 neu e-bostiwchinfo@velindrefundraising.com

The welsh language version of this website is currently under construction. In the meantime, if you require any information or fundraising support through the medium of Welsh, please contact 029 2031 6211 or email info@velindrefundraising.com.