Mohammad and Maha at the Macmillan Horizon Centre

Two members of TDC's Equalities Team, Mohammad and Maha, will be supporting people affected by cancer at the Macmillan Horizon Centre beside the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

This initiative is part of our new Act on Cancer Together Project in partnership with Macmillan and The Hangleton and Knoll Project, and is designed to encourage more people from disadvantaged communities to access cancer screening and cancer support.

Maha, who speaks Arabic, and Mohammad, who speaks Arabic and Farsi, are available at the centre on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February and March.  Their role is to welcome all visitors to the centre and to support people from ethnically diverse communities who might otherwise struggle to access Macmillan’s help. There is a safe and quiet space available to talk to Mohammad or Maha privately.

The initiative also supports Mohammad’s wider role in TDC as a community health connector, in which he helps to increase access to health services for people from East Brighton. 

The Horizon centre's facilities include a café, a lounge, welfare benefits advice, nutritional support, physical activities, complementary therapies and more. These services are free to access and available to anyone affected by cancer, be that directly or through a loved one. The centre has been designed with input from people affected by cancer to make it the best place to offer the support and services that people in Sussex need. It offers all-round support from a team of specialists in a calm, friendly and welcoming environment.

The Macmillan Horizon Centre is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, the Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust. To find out more about the facilities and services they offer visit The Macmillan Horizon Centre webpage. 

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