Sickle Cell &
Established in 1990, the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Support Project addresses health disparities in Wolverhampton, Walsall, and Dudley for families affected by sickle cell disease or thalassaemia. Over the years, the project has actively tackled emerging issues within the community.
Our objectives encompass:
Collaborating with the NHSE for screening and counselling, aligning with the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme.
Raising awareness through a comprehensive education and training programme for community groups, caregivers, and health professionals.
Providing support, advice, and care coordination for individuals and families with major haemoglobin disorders.
Serving as a specialist resource for professionals and at-risk communities.
Collaborating with statutory, voluntary, and community sectors to develop a coordinated service.
Our unique role involves working primarily with individuals affected by Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia, encompassing diverse populations of African Caribbean, African, Indian, and Mediterranean origins. As the sole charity delivering screening, counselling, and services in collaboration with the NHSE, we operate in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and surrounding areas. Our support extends to health promotion events in the general community, health centres, schools, colleges, and religious venues.