Reducing the risks of cancer for people with learning disabilities
Tuesday 25 May 2021
A new campaign has been launched by people with learning disabilities – the Be Cancer Aware team – in collaboration with the Learning Disability Network and Northern Cancer Alliance to raise awareness of how people can reduce their risk of cancer.
Be Cancer Aware are seven teams of people with learning disabilities, based with self-advocacy organisations, who deliver cancer awareness messages to the learning disability community across the North East and Cumbria.
The new campaign introduces a film and message cards showing what can people with learning disabilities are doing to reduce their risk of cancer. The campaign is also asking people to share photos/stories on what they are doing to reduce their risk of cancer and delivering online training to our peers.