Cancer Black Care
Cancer Black Care, UK's leading cancer support service for the black and minority ethnic community.
Cancer Black Care (CBC) has provided service to the BME Community since 1995 and while the impact in its regional communities has been significant, the demand for services is still increasing.
CBC provides a very unique service providing information, advice and support services for cancer patients and their families, which is sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity. It is acknowledged that despite the efforts of central government and cancer agencies, if you are black or from another minority ethnic group you are more likely to die from preventable and treatable cancer than the mainstream UK population.
- CBC's mission is to address the needs of people from the BME community with information, advice and support services which are sensitive to ethnic and cultural diversity.
- CBC's vision that members of the black and minority ethnic communities will not suffer from preventable and treatable cancer due to lack of awareness or information; and that they have access to the highest quality care and treatment which is sensitive to ethic and cultural diversity.
- To raise awareness of cancer within the BME communities.
- To provide culturally appropriate and relevant information on all aspects of cancer care.
- To provide essential advocacy and support services to those affected by cancer within their client group; as well as carers, families and friends.
- To exercise a responsible influence on the provision of health and social care services, ensuring they are sensitive to the culturally diverse needs of the BME communities.
- To work in partnership with other cancer agencies in the provision of advice, information and services which are appropriate and relevant to the BME communities.
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