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Inherited Genetic Disorders Project

Description

Project to assist families in Blackburn and Darwen who have children/relatives with complex or special needs arising from genetic conditions passed on by both parents.

Providing support and signposting to appropriate services including genetic counselling to enable families to make informed decisions for their futures. Assistance is available if: 

  • Your child has a number of health problems and regularly visits the hospital.
  • Your child has a long-term condition or attends a special needs school requiring a lot of support.
  • If you worry about having more children who might be affected.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wahida Pervaiz
Contact Position
Genetics Outreach Worker
Telephone
01254 503047 or 07850 488197
E-mail
wahida.pervaiz@fhwb.co.uk

Where to go

Name
The Boulevard Centre
Address
45, Railway Road
Blackburn
Lancashire
Postcode
BB1 1EZ

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
No
Other notes

 Families who are closely related before marriage.

Discussions can be in Urdu or Punjabi depending on preference of family.

Governments 100 000 Genome Project could help and treat certain genetic conditions which have been difficult to diagnose in the past.  This is a new initiative and the Genetics Outreach Worker will be involved with families who will take part in the research from the Blackburn and Darwen area.