Children benefit from PSHE education

Children can benefit enormously from high quality PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education in schools according to Ofsted and their latest report ‘Not Yet Good Enough’. Recently we saw The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills publish their recommendations on how PSHE should be taught and whilst the report focused on […]

Closing the healthcare gap for the homeless

Last week Public Health Minister, Anna Sourby, announced that £10 million worth of funding will be made available to support hospital aftercare for the homeless. This is a much-needed cash boost and fantastic news for vulnerable adults and voluntary sector organisations, just like Spectrum Community Health, who provide invaluable and often life-saving support to these […]

Access To The Contraceptive Pill For Young People

The final evaluation report of the Oral Contraception in Community Pharmacy Pilot in Southwark and Lambeth has been released and it’s caused quite a stir in the national headlines in the last week. The pilot ran between October 2009 and June 2011, with five pharmacies providing a total of 741 consultations to women aged 16 […]

Reflections: Cycling, Challenge and Community

As I write this I am winging my way back on home on a train from Inverness. I expected to be in more pain than I am and less overwhelmed than I have been by the act of cycling through some of the UK’s most remote and spectacular countryside. The memories will linger. I suspect […]

Tour de UK – Surviving Week One

Well I’m at the end of week one and have survived. I’ve done over 500 miles and consumed probably 3000 calories a day. Am very saddle sore – in fact I am now on my third saddle and one blister pack. I will stop short of telling you where the blisters are! I have been […]

Linda’s ‘Tour De UK’

 Whilst the UK still buzzes from Bradley Wiggins’ triumph in the Tour de France and the Olympics our very own Chief Executive is about to embark on her very own momentous cycling journey. On Sunday (5th August) Dr Linda Harris will set out on a real challenge, which we are all dubbing the Tour de […]

Safe Drinking Across Wakefield

On Monday 30th July our team of advisors joined forces with The Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Ben Manning Foundation and local nightspots to promote safe drinking throughout the City. The special awareness event was planned in memory of popular teenager Ben Manning and helped us to offer revellers advice around alcohol, helping them to understand […]

Relationship and Risky Behaviour Takes Centre Stage

If we look back at our school days I am sure that we will all have some regrets about how we dealt with certain situations and issues, but would we have dealt with them differently if we were better informed or educated on issues that we face whilst ‘growing up’? Our latest project, which recently […]

Proud to be Recognised

Over the last few weeks we have received some very exciting news here at Spectrum Community Health. Not only have we received an industry accolade but we have also been shortlisted for two regional business awards. To receive endorsement and acknowledgement for what you have achieved is always very welcome and means a lot but […]

‘On the Road’ to recovery….

Shortly after our official launch we unveiled plans for Spectrum People, an initiative that we describe as a time and asset bank, in other words a way for people and businesses to volunteer their time and expertise to help our service users – individuals who need extra support and help on their journey to recovery […]