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TweetDeck" title="Wed Jun 03 14:22:35 +0000 2015" target="_blank">We will be in The Wulfrun Centre in the piazza opposite Peacocks and Poundland. TweetDeck" title="Wed Jun 03 12:57:36 +0000 2015" target="_blank">For World Sickle Cell day 19/06/2015 we are raising money in conjunction with @krispykremeUK by selling doughnuts at the Wulfrun Centre. TweetDeck" title="Wed Dec 17 15:45:03 +0000 2014" target="_blank">The team are having a 'Coffee Morning' on 23rd December 2014 at the office for service users. Twitter Web Client" title="Thu Jun 19 11:14:24 +0000 2014" target="_blank">RT @sickleSTRONG: World Sickle Cell Day 2014 World Sickle Cell Day 2014 celebrated all over the world by the people on 19th of... http://t… Twitter Web Client" title="Thu Jun 19 11:13:21 +0000 2014" target="_blank">Very successful event last night thank you to all who attended and #WomenInTheatre who made it possible #WorldSickleCellDay Twitter Web Client" title="Thu Jun 19 10:43:05 +0000 2014" target="_blank">Today is #WorldSickleCellDay thanks to all the organisations working hard to raise awareness of Sickle Cell and those affected by it daily Twitter Web Client" title="Tue Dec 10 12:42:21 +0000 2013" target="_blank">RT @Sindiso_Soza: "I will always fall short of Madiba's example, but he makes me want to be a better man" - Obama. #MandelaMemorial Twitter Web Client" title="Tue Dec 10 12:38:43 +0000 2013" target="_blank">#MandelaMemorial the memory of you will never fade... Twitter Web Client" title="Fri May 17 12:59:37 +0000 2013" target="_blank">RIP Nadine... Gone but never forgotten, Kept safe in our hearts, wrapped up like cotton... From all of us at the Project Twitter Web Client" title="Fri May 17 08:58:05 +0000 2013" target="_blank">Our Welfare Reform Event sponsored by @paycare later today at The Novotel Hotel Wolverhampton 6.30pm contact The Project for further details

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About us

Established in 1990 to address the obvious inequalities in service provision for the black and ethnic minority communities in Wolverhampton. The lack of information available to the client group and inadequate health service provisions prompted the formation of the Project.

The Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Support Project has been addressing these issues for the past 21 years, which emerged from the community it seeks to serve. Individuals from various backgrounds are invited to contribute to the work of the Project including voluntary and community groups as well as individuals from the public.

We have continued to strive to exist as a vital health provider in Wolverhampton providing services, which includes: counselling, support, screening, and information, training, advisory sessions and awareness raising activities

Current team

  • Sutinder Herian - Project Co-ordinator
  • Valerie Davis - Nurse Counsellor
  • Pam Lakhpuri - Community Counsellor
  • Alexis Reid-Hamilton - Community Development Officer
  • Ravinder Raj - Information Officer
  • Jerome McIntosh - Administrative Assistant
  • Yvonne Bannister - Volunteer

Services

The Project promotes public and professional awareness of Sickle Cell, Thalassaemia and related blood disorders in order to enable the development of an effective and efficient service for individuals, their families and the Community as a whole

  • Increase awareness by developing and providing comprehensive education and training programmes for carers, community groups and relevant professionals.

  • To offer counselling and advice to people living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia and their families or carers.

  • To co-ordinate and support both universal and voluntary screening programmes for those 'at risk'.

  • To provide support, advice and co-ordination of care to individuals and families where there is a major haemoglobin disorder.

  • To develop robust community development activities to promote and support the affected communities.

  • To encourage the development of networking in order to obtain support for clients.

  • To establish links with regional and national bodies involved in the development of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia services.

  • To ensure social and psychological support is accessed for the benefit of the affected individuals and their carers.

  • To work closely with relevant Local Authority Departments, Primary Care Trust, other local voluntary and statutory bodies, and seek to establish links with regional and national bodies involved in the development of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia services.

Quick fact

As well as the Asians thalassaemia also effects people from mediterranean, Middle Eastern and African Caribbean descent.

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