North Tyneside Council’s public health team is working with the voluntary and community sector to help spread the word about cancer. 

A brand new service, focused on the North Shields and Wallsend areas, will see the team reaching the community via local groups and organisations. 

The team want to support people in those areas to reduce their risk of getting cancer, recognise the symptoms early and know when to see a doctor.

Councillor Margaret Hall, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this free service to our local groups, who we know do fantastic work at engaging with their communities and inspiring people in their local area to take action. 

“Through them, we are aiming to reach residents who might not otherwise hear important messages about cancer awareness and improving their health – whether that’s by stopping smoking, losing weight or reducing their alcohol intake.” 

The free service is offering a range of options to groups, including workshops for staff and volunteers, a stop smoking service, display materials and one-to-one advice. 

The service is provided in partnership with the Northern Cancer Alliance.

Any groups who would like to find out more are invited to email clueduponcancer@northtyneside.gov.uk or call 07792 255029 / 07813 811490