Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. This Brain Cancer Awareness month, Cavendish Homecare is working to spread awareness of this disease by taking part in Wear a Hat Day.
This year’s theme celebrates key workers who have been affected by brain tumors. Despite the devastation, they have shared their stories and are determined to show joy and positivity to all of those involved.
Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours. They are calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the ‘last battleground’ against cancer.
A brain tumour is a growth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. They are graded according to how fast they grow and how likely they are to grow back after treatment. There are over 120 different types of brain tumour.
The location of a brain tumour can vary. Some occur around the edge and press on certain parts of the brain whilst others diffuse and grow amongst healthy brain tissue.
The direct cause of a brain tumor is still not clear, so more investment in research is urgently needed.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a brain tumor there is lots of support you can access. Brain tumour research has outlined some useful links if you or a loved one is diagnosed with a brain tumour and you would like to find out more information.
Our staff put on their hats and took a photo to raise awareness for this cause.
Follow this link to donate to Brain Tumour Research today.
During her time as a Youth Worker at Challengers, a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with disabilities, Zahrah demonstrated excellence in assisting in the delivery of inclusive play activities. She gained knowledge in Makaton, and underwent training in Crisis Prevention/Intervention, specifically focusing on managing challenging verbal and physical behaviours.
Currently holding a key role within Cavendish Homecare’s operations team, Zahrah takes charge of ensuring the seamless set up of new cases, managing the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to clients and the nursing and carer teams, organising staff training and providing crucial support to Nurse Managers.