Our services

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Screening

Screening in Pregnancy

In England, screening for Sickle cell and Thalassaemia is offered to all women early in pregnancy. Ideally, this should be before 10 weeks of pregnancy. So if you're pregnant, ask your GP or midwife for screening as soon as possible. Screening is optional - you can choose not to have any tests if you prefer.

You will be offered a blood test to find out if you're a carrier of Sickle Cell, Thalassaemia or another haemoglobin disorder. If the test is positive, your baby's father will also be offered a test.

Our Nurse Specialist Counsellor will help you understand the test results, which for most couples will be reassuring. But if it turns out that you're both carriers, you'll be offered counselling and further tests to help you make informed choices in line with your beliefs and values.

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Visits

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion - As an organisation that is primarilyfocused in health, health promotion is key to the work we do. This area of workcovers a whole host of activities such as; the delivery of Sickle Cell orThalassaemia Presentations to individuals or groups working with the "health"field. We work closely with the university to help inform the students workingin health related studies to raise the profiles of both Sickle Cell andThalassaemia related blood disorders. The Project also delivers presentationson both the Antenatal and Neonatal Screening programmes to give people a betterunderstanding of both blood disorders and what to expect during pregnancy. TheProject also has excellent working relationships with New Cross Hospital(Wolverhampton), Russells Hall Hospital (Dudley) and The Manor Hospital(Walsall) where we often deliver training and refresher information to staff onboth Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia related blood disorders. 

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Education

Education - Education is a huge area of work we undertakehere at the Project. This area of work covers a whole host of activities such as; the delivery of Sickle Cellor Thalassaemia Presentations to any educational establishment including pupilreferral units, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. TheProject has also delivered educational programmes on Sickle Cell andThalassaemia for the Prison service. The educational sessions can be tailoredto your needs and can be delivered at all levels starting from primary schoolpupils right the way through to teachers and support staff within theeducational establishment. These sessions can also be delivered as part of theschool's curriculum to be incorporated with a science lesson or as part ofPersonal Social and Health Education (PSHE). If you would like further information on the work we deliver oneducation please contact the Project on 01902 444076.

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Outreach

Whether your a service user who needs support in your home or you have just been discharged from hospital, the Project can provide you with a service that is tailored to your very individual needs to help you re-establish your independence.

You can contact the Project to discuss your needs during office hours. A member of staff will liaise with you to discuss what your needs are and arrange a package of support for you.

If you are in hospital we can arrange to carry out a discharge assessment plan to ensure any support you require is in place for you when you arrive home.

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Counselling

Counselling - Here at the Project the promotion of positivemental health and well being is very important to both staff and the clients wesupport. We offer a range of tailor made services to help those individuals andtheir family members that may be at a stage of vulnerability. We can provide1-1 counselling sessions, or more generalised counselling support all deliveredwith a person centred integrative approach. The Counsellor is registered withthe British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which providesa framework of best practice which the Counsellor must adhere to. Allcounselling services are provided in discreet and confidential settings. If youwould like to enquire about counselling sessions or would like any furtherinformation please contact the Project on 01902 444076.

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Fundraising

Fundraising - As a charity fundraising is always at theforefront of what we do, because without fundraising many charities includingourselves may not still exist. It is something we take very seriously withinour organisation and we are always looking at new ways and welcome newinnovative ideas to help raise funds for the Project. All funds raised fromevents or collections tins are allocated towards our "Hardship Fund" which isutilised for our families in times of financial difficulty. If you would liketo raise money or would like to put a collection tin in your place of work orbusiness please contact the Project on 01902 444076.

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Volunteering programme

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Community Development

Community Development - This is an integral part of the Project as it helps bridge the gap between the organisation and the local communities we aim to serve, the families we support and the community groups we work closely with. Community development is exactly that, it is all about working with the local community to help develop and provide a tailor made service that can support and inform members at every step of the way along their journey of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia. 

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Campaining

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Events & Exhibition

Events and Exhibitions - One of the most important aspectsof the Projects work is that of raising the profile and awareness of SickleCell and Thalassaemia. We do this in many different ways whether at grass rootslevel in the community or through events hosted by the NHS or the localcouncils we serve.

The Project is also responsible for co-ordinating our ownevents and conferences raising our own profile in the wider context and workingclosely with partnership agencies to support the work we do and the clients weserve.

If you would like us to be a part of any exhibition or eventyou are hosting or planning please contact us at the Project on 01902 444076.

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Advice & Advocacy

Advice and Advocacy - The Project aims to provide support,advice and guidance on a number of areas including management of care, housingadvice, benefits and welfare matters to include Disability Living Allowance andPersonal Independence Payments. The organisation will also provide support forour clients at tribunals where feasible or pertaining to their Sickle Cell orThalassaemia related illness. If you would like any support advice or guidancein relation to any matters stated or anything else you feel is relevant pleasecontact the Project on 01902 444076.

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Kids section

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