RedbridgeCVS has been commissioned by the Public Health department of Redbridge Council to implement a TB Awareness Project in Redbridge starting from October 2013. The main objective of the project is to raise awareness about TB amongst communities who are at high risk of TB through a team of community leaders who will be called "Health Buddies".
As part of the TB Awareness Project, RedbridgeCVS has also formed and hosts a TB Partnership Group in Redbridge which meets on a quarterly basis. The Partnership group includes representation from London Borough of Redbridge (public health, housing), TB Alert, Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Trust, Public Health England, voluntary groups and patients.
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Independent assessment of our work
The University of East London carried out an assessment of our TB Awareness Project in 2015. A summary of their report is available to download.
More information about the project
Contact Swati Vyas, Head of Health and Wellbeing, on 020 3874 4133 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about TB
Here are links to a radio interview about TB with staff from the project (2 parts):
Here's a video of Ola Kanu talking about the project:
The video below is a quick guide to the symptoms of TB:
The video below looks at our Health Buddies' work around TB, as well as the Maternity Mates project run by Women's Health and Family services for pregnant women in East London who need support.
Information about TB in community languages
More languages coming soon!