The risk of getting cancer
10GM is working in collaboration with GM Cancer, partners from across the wider health system and the wider VCSE sector to achieve a permanent reduction in inequalities and inequity within Greater Manchester.
The project will work towards finding innovative ways of tackling inequalities by addressing the social, environmental, and economic determinants of health and wellbeing, with the aim to ensure active VCSE participation and parity in strategic work to enhance equality, equity and wellbeing.
If you’re a GM VCSE organisation working with - or wanting to find out more about – supporting people in your community affected by cancer, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
Health inequalities are avoidable, unfair and cause systematic differences in health between different groups of people. They exist as a result of systematic variation in (i) the accessibility, quality and experience of health and care services, (ii) individual behaviours and, most importantly, (iii) the wider determinants of health, such as employment, education and income.
The risk of getting cancer
The proportion of people diagnosed at an early stage
Access and experience of diagnosis, treatment, and care
Access to research
Representation within the workforce
Greater Manchester has a strong track record of taking action to tackle inequalities and improve health and wellbeing but understands that more needs to be done, especially when the focus is on cancer. The GM Tackling Health Inequalities Strategy set out a number of objectives to reduce inequalities in incidence and outcomes and improve equity in access and experience of cancer care.
To support GM Cancer with its aim to tackle inequalities in incidence and outcomes and improve equity in access and experience of cancer care 10GM employs a Strategic Lead for Cancer & Inequalities. This role will work alongside GM Cancer and will be vital to the strategic engagement of the VCSE sector in channelling insights into the challenges faced by a broad range of marginalised communities into decisions taken at a GM level.
There are many VCSE organisations, whilst not cancer specialists, have crucial insight and understanding of the barriers faced by their communities in relation to health and wellbeing. The role will also work to develop an understanding of the environment in which VCSE groups are operating, within the integrated care system.
Provide leadership in the VCSE sector for Cancer and Inequalities work and initiatives
Champion the VCSE as a partner within the Cancer system
Provide insight and intelligence from our VCSE organisations
Support the Cancer system to reach into communities
Let’s work together to improve the lives of people living with cancer. If you’re a GM VCSE organisation working with - or wanting to find out more about – supporting people in your community affected by cancer, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. Contact Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, 10GM Strategic Lead (Cancer & Inequalities) at [email protected].
Answer Cancer is a partnership working to improve cancer awareness and increase the uptake of cancer screening across Greater Manchester. We do so via grants, delivering cancer screening awareness sessions, supporting a network of Cancer Champions, and providing training.
Answer Cancer is delivered by Salford CVS, on behalf of 10GM.
As part of 10GM’s Cancer and Inequalities Programme, we're providing grants of up to £2,000 for Greater Manchester-based VCSE organisations undertaking projects to support improvements in early cancer diagnosis amongst groups who are at higher risk of later-stage detection and diagnosis.