UK360 - Episode 40 - Charlie O'Brien
11 March 2013, 12:41
Charlie O'Brien from Heart Radio hosts this week's edition of UK360 – the programme that gives a voice to local communities and charities across the UK.
UK360 is an opportunity to share what's going on in your community, so drop us an email if you've got a film about an issue in your area: UK360@communitychannel.org – We'll be sure to get back to you!
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
When reality TV star Jade Goody died in 2009 from Cervical Cancer, there was a huge rise in the number of women getting tested for the disease. But now, charities are worried that the 'Jade Goody' effect has ended, with screening rates at a 10-year low. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust are a charity aim to raise awareness about cervical cancer and the importance of getting checked regularly by a doctor. More information: http://www.jostrust.org.uk
With Cervical Cancer Awareness Week just behind us, you may be surprised to hear that recent research suggests that women are more likely to go to their GP with symptoms of a cold, than cervical cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support bring us this next film, focusing on Nicola's experience of cervical cancer and how the diagnosis impacted her life. Find out more by visiting http://www.macmillan.org.uk
Kate's inspiring story – also from Macmillan Cancer Support – shows just how important these charities and organisations are in helping people through difficult times.
Tammy's Story – Domestic Abuse
Did you know that one in four women in England and Wales will suffer domestic abuse in their lifetimes. Two women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner in England and Wales. The figures are horrifying. We hear from Tammy as she explains how she survived domestic abuse and managed to get herself and her child to a refuge. If you or anyone you know is suffering, you can seek information or help by calling the National Domestic Violence Helpline – run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge – on 0808 2000 247 or by visiting http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Refuge supporter Sheryl Gascoigne tells us more about the live-changing, life-saving work going on in refuges across the UK, every day. It's inspiring to see Refuge working so hard to help these women in need, and hopefully the message will continue to spread so more and more women seek help rather than suffer in silence. If you want to find out more about Refuge please visit http://www.refuge.org.uk
LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
We briefly touched on this earlier, but when you think of domestic violence, you will often think of male on female violence. But of course domestic abuse also takes place in same-sex relationships. Broken Rainbow is an organization, much like Refuge, that provides help and support for those in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender relationships who are suffering from abuse. If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence in a lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans relationship, please contact the National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline on 0300 999 5428 or visit http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
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