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Cancer Inequalities Workshop - What's Next?

There can be no more important task for those concerned with the health of the population than to reduce health inequalities." Professor Marmott. 

In November 2021, our Lifting the Lid on Cancer Inequalities - Where's the Data? saw us joined by experts to hear stories about issues faced by minoritised groups. We heard how postcode, cancer type, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender are all impacting the way care is delivered and this is failing to be addressed. Our experts also told us there is a lack of representation of these groups within the cancer narrative, issues around data collection and how unconscious bias exists right across the cancer pathway, including within charities.  

We know you all do amazing work to support people living with and beyond cancer at every stage, but we also know there is so much more we can all do to ensure that the services we offer are reaching and catering for everyone and not just the lucky few. That's why we are holding a follow-up event to bring together different stakeholders to reflect and learn from one another. We're aiming to co-create a toolkit that all charities, no matter what their size, can use to help them begin or continue this crucial journey. 

You'll get an opportunity to hear from the amazing Kei Retta, who is DEIB lead for Young Lives vs Cancer, Toral Shah founder of Urban Kitchen and cancer advocate. Other guests tbc. Network and share thoughts with charities and cancer organisations across the sector. 

Team Trekstock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cancer Inequalities Workshop
Time: Apr 28, 2022 02:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86540033691?pwd=aUtwa21sRldvOXlxaURPMTJJK0VNZz09

Our Aims for the workshop:

  • To create a safe and supportive space (no judgement here) where people feel able to admit the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in their organisation, to share learnings (You don’t know what you don’t know!) and begin to ask questions
  • To empower and equip people to make achievable changes within their organisation and challenge the status quo
  • To give people space and time to look at what steps they have made and the steps that they need to take, but are yet to
  • To create a supportive relationship between the smaller organisations and larger organisations to work together and share insights
  • For charities to recognise the power they have to advocate and ensure data is collected and used in the right way to improve outcomes and personalised care is given to all people living with cancer 

Questions to ask yourself prior to the workshop 

  • What things are you doing well in this area?  
  • How representative of all people living with cancer is your organisation in media, social media, website, events you host? 
  • How accessible is the language you use on your website both in terms of languages offered and literacy?
  • What stories does your organisation tell about who you support?  Is it inclusive? 
  • How accessible are your events?
  • What are the unconscious biases present in yourself and your organisation?
  • Data collection - who do you collect/receive feedback from? 

Booking for this event has now closed.