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What's happening locally?

A range of work within the community has taken place as part of our local campaign to ensure the messages around the importance of cervical screening are being promoted as wide as possible across the town.

Here are some examples of what we've been doing:

Salons for Screening

In a bid to take our campaign to where women go, we launched Salons for Screening as part of Cervical Screening Awareness Week in June 2016. 35 hair salons in central Middlesbrough signed up to help promote the key message around making cervical screening part of your routine, just like getting your hair done.

We also produced a magazine to be read in the salons and encouraged the salons to promote the campaign using #beautifulinsideandout.

Salons for Screening arrived in Redcar in December 2016 with the Christmas edition of Beautiful Inside and Out magazine.

After the campaign launched, we were thrilled to see Yvonne's Hair Salon in Grangetown being featured on ITV Tyne Tees, talking about how they're supporting Salons for Screening. Some great publicity to help spread the word about our campaign!

Image from the launch of the Salons for Screening campaign

Huge thanks to all of the salons taking part:

Middlesbrough Redcar and Cleveland

Alan George 
Anthony James Hair 
Aspire Hairdressing 
Beauty Queen 
BL Hairdressing 
Bonnie & Clyde 
Chambers 
Chintz 
Christine’s Hair Salon 
Contemporary 
Crystal Rainbows 
Cucumber Hair Salon 
Elleanor May
Exotic Nails 
Freckles Beauty Clinic 
Francesco (Mbro College) 
Gallaghers Salon Ltd 
Guido’s Hair Salon 
Holga Hair 
Kappers 
Loren St Klair Hair 
Manha’s Beauty Studio 
Nails Republic 
Nookies Nails 
Pecwom Hair Salon 
RBS Hair and Beauty 
Saks 
Scarlett Moon 
Stylistics 
Supercuts 
The Beauty Clinic 
The Copper House 
The Edge 
The Pamper Room 
Toni & Guy 

All Dolled Up
Amanda’s Hair Studio
Barbarellas
Betty Blades
Curly Tops
Divinity
Dyenamics
Enrico's
Envy Her
Goddess Hair and Beauty
Hairwaves
Jasmine Hair and Beauty
Just Cuts
Just Hair
Kappellis Hair Studio
Liv
Madison Hairdressing
Magic
Medusa
Nancy Darcy
Redcar and Cleveland College
Salon 25 Hairdressers
Salon 41
Silhouette Hair Design
Split Ends
Strands
The Beauty Shop
The Chapel Hair Salon 22
The Parlour
The Salon
Top to Toe
U-Beauty Therapy
Viva Hair
Yvonne's Hair Salon

Training for community groups

We have been working with community groups to train key people as screening champions to allow them to pass on positive messages within their communities and the people they work with.  A number of community organisations have benefited from this training to date. Please contact us for more information on training. 

Women with learning disabilities

Recognising that specific groups and individuals have specific needs, we have done some work looking at what additional needs women with learning disabilities have around accessing cervical screening. An event has been held to discuss this in detail with a group of local women and carers to get a better understanding of what the issues and concerns are for this group of women.  An easy to read guide which has been developed for people with learning disabilities can be downloaded from the materials section on the website.

Radio Ramadan

During Ramadan in 2015 we ran a specific radio campaign to highlight the importance of the cervical screening which can be heard here:

Highlights Package

https://www.mixcloud.com/cvfmradio/cervical-cancer-screening-interview-highlights-ramadan-2015/

Evaluation

An interim evaluation was produced in January 2016 showing the impact of the campaign since its launch in June 2015. 

This can be viewed here: Interim evaluation


We would love to hear about any other groups who feel they would benefit from some training or even if you just want some questions answered.

Contact: screeningsaveslives@middlesbrough.gov.uk