Bengali Focus Group with Macmillan Cancer Support

We were commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support, to run a focus group exploring the different ways the Bengali community access information – where they get it from and in what format and language.
4 women looking towards to the sunset

In 2014, Healthwatch Southwark worked with Bengali women to discuss healthcare behaviours, experiences and challenges.

The key issues arising from this were:

  • a need for interpretation and more sensitive communication

  • better support for those with long-term conditions
  • non-medication treatments for mental illness;
  • and ways to feedback on care experiences.

When Healthwatch Southwark was approached by Macmillan Cancer Support about evaluating their materials for different communities, we were keen to work with the Bengali community again.

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Bengali Focus Group with Macmillan Cancer Support (Oct 15)