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Cornish sexual health charity gains £300k investment

Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), makes follow on investment of £300,000 in sexual health and wellbeing charity Brook.

For more than 25 years Brook has been supporting young people in Cornwall through its holistic combination of clinical services and education programmes.

Since January 2019 Brook’s England wide clinical services have seen more than 60,000 visits, and over half a million young people have accessed the charity’s newly redeveloped online help and advice pages. 100,000 young people have benefitted from its education and wellbeing programmes, with a further 10,000 young women and girls engaged through its period poverty project.

SASC’s investment will provide working capital to support the delivery of Brook’s digital innovative offer to improve accessibility in Cornwall to people of all agesThis is an important milestone for Brook as it demonstrates its commitment to digital transformation, increasing accessibility and collaborating with partners to improve health outcomes.

Ben Rick, Managing Director of SASC said:

We’re delighted to offer follow-on investment to Brook, a charity that is providing a hugely valuable service to young people. From an impact perspective, the delivery of an all-age contract by Brook means that young people’s services can be targeted and specifically designed within their overall offering.  By working with young people they can reduce the incidence of illness once they become adults.

Health services in general are becoming more innovative by introducing digital options but young people expect this as it’s how they communicate.  Being able to innovatively respond to young people’s needs means greater engagement and wider accessibility for young people.

Helen Marshall, Chief Executive at Brook said

By investing in digital health innovations, we will equip people with the skills and confidence to manage their own sexual health and wellbeing.

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