Project information

Community Based Nurse - Raising Awareness

Public health strategy and is influenced by a range of health and safety legislation, so as part of our fundraising initiative this year, we will be raising funds for a Community Nurse, to engage the public in disease awareness, and assist with education material for use in and by the community.

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Charity information: UCARE [Urology Cancer Research and Education]

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  • Need

    Need

    Key to successful treatment is early diagnosis and treatments, so our part in educating the public on what to look out for in the signs and symptoms of urological cancers, help people make improved life style choices, and to give advice on seeking early intervention.

    Solution

    This new post will work according to national and local guidelines and maximise all contributions to health improvement and delivery of information for the community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The health care needs of the community are at the forefront of the UCARE charitable object.

    Activities

    » Awareness programme: Key to successful treatment is early diagnosis and treatments

    Success will be better awareness of urological cancers


    Aim 2

    Educating the public on what to look out for in the signs and symptoms of urological cancers

    Activities

    » Engage the public in disease awareness, and assist with education material for use in and by the community

    Success will be earlier a better understanding of urological cancers for intervention and treatments


    Aim 3

    Encourage adoption of behaviours that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles

    Activities

    » work according to guidelines to maximise all contributions to health improvement and delivery of information for the community.

    Success will be better informed communities


    Aim 4

    Provide information which is tailored to the community it is serving

    Activities

    » Take into account such things as age, ethnicity or culture, gender: when delivering care and health advice

    Success will better informed communities - lack of information has a detrimental impact on the choices people make


    Aim 5

    Visit local visit schools, colleges, universities, clubs, societies, associations etc

    Activities

    » eg. Programmes for testicular cancer to young men, or promote awareness of prostate cancer to an older age group of men

    Success will better informed communities - lack of information has a detrimental impact on choices made. Information is key to successful and earlier diagnosis


  • Impact

    Impact

    Based on best practice and using a proactive approach which encourages individuals and communities to adopt behaviours that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness; assessing the progress can be made by asking people who receive service and support if they feel more confident in their knowledge and if this is also reflected in those who approach their doctors for earlier intervention.

    Risk

    Public health strategy is influenced by a range of health and safety legislation, which will be covered in the appointment process. Also, national and local guidelines will be used for the information to adhere to NHS guidelines etc.

    Reporting

    Reporting on the post will be available on annual review of the post, and also at any other time which can be organised with donors at their request.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £35,000 Salary Salary
      £5,000 Materials Educational materials eg testicular exam kits
  • Background

    Location

    A pilot in Thames Valley - 3 counties Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

    Beneficiaries

    To set up a programme for local schools, colleges, universities, clubs, societies, associations and business, however we also see this post as a pilot for reaching out to wider communities and audiences

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The health care needs of the community are at the forefront of the UCARE charitable object. UCARE was set up to to support a post of this type is part of the expertise we have as a charity who support urological cancers of all types

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Valerie Berry

    Development Officer and Trust and Foundation applications

    Katrina Rowton-Lee

    Corporate and Major Donor Fundraiser

    Trustees

    All trustees who continue to network and run UCARE according to our object