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Impact Report 2020

Impact Report 2020 Spectrum has published its latest Impact Report, detailing some of the key achievements and innovations delivered by the award-winning social enterprise, as it looks forward to celebrating 10 Years on 1st April 2021. Highlights include: Being in the Top 50 largest Employee-Owned companies in the UK (for the 3rd year) Glowing Staff Survey […]

Transform Research Alliance: ‘Rapid Review’ explores domestic abuse

Spectrum’s Transform Research Alliance publishes Rapid Reviews which explore research on diverse topics. This month, we’re taking a look at Domestic Abuse. September’s Rapid Review began by analysing the results of 33 published journal articles and reviews  on intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. Risk and protective factors The research identified positive risk factors for […]

Sexual Health Week: spotlight on RSE

To celebrate Sexual Health Week, Spectrum is spotlighting Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and exploring ways that we can support teachers, parents and young people in recognising the value of RSE. We believe passionately that everyone has the right to learn about relationships and sex education in a safe and supportive environment, where they feel able […]

Raising awareness of CSE: our early intervention Programme

Spectrum’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) team are finalists in the 2020 Patient Safety Awards, which will take place in November. The team were shortlisted in the “Education and Training” category for their new CSE Respect Programme, which offers 1:1 and group support for vulnerable young people who have risk factors for child sexual exploitation […]

Spectrum continues PrEP Impact trial in Barnsley

Spectrum sexual health services in Barnsley are continuing a national PrEP ‘Impact’ trial which supports patients to protect themselves from HIV. Aimed at men and women who may be at high risk of HIV infection, the trial began in 2019 with 40 spaces available in Barnsley. Patient groups recruited for the trial include: HIV negative […]

We’ve all got ‘Sex-ability’!

We’ve all got ‘Sex-ability’! 16th-22nd September is Sexual Health Week and this year, we’re aiming to get everyone talking about ‘Sex-Ability!’ Spectrum’s ‘Sex-Ability’ campaign demonstrates our belief that everyone has the ability to form and enjoy intimate relationships, including people with disabilities. We’re aiming to challenge common myths around sex and disability and promote better […]

Care Quality Commission rates Wigan and Leigh Sexual Health Services “Good”

Sexual Health Services in Wigan and Leigh have been rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission After a two day inspection back in May the Inspectors found that the services are performing well and are meeting expectations. The commission found the services to be Good across all five key areas, ensuring that care is safe, […]

Spectrum sponsors Wigan Councils Children in Care Awards

We are proud to announce that on Saturday 13 July we were sponsors of Wigan Councils Children in Care Awards 2019. Spectrum Health sponsored the Strongman Award which recognises young people who have faced challenges but who have made good choices to help keep themselves or others safe. Our director of operations, Debbie Ward said: […]

Sun Sand and (no) STIs

  This summer as many people are preparing to head off on their holidays Spectrum Health CIC is asking that they remember  the top five tips to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs)   Spectrums top-tips for reducing STI risk are:   Visit a clinic for an STI test before you go on holiday. […]