Sheffield's South Asian Support Pilot
by Sheffield CCG
Sheffield CCG wanted to make a difference by supporting a vulnerable community in the vibrant, expanding city of Sheffield, once famous for its steel. It was noted that the community of South Asian families in the north of the city had a higher incidence of diabetes and were less likely to engage with routine checks. This community also had a higher than city average of young people with Type 2 diabetes who stood to suffer more with their disease in the long term. A culturally sensitive service was established to improve access and health outcomes.
"Sheffield's South Asian Support Pilot demonstrated an ability to speak the language and understand the culture, which made the entry stand out. It was a great idea that could be developed with the community."