At the beginning of 2016, we designed a young person’s pilot survey to be distributed at a Health Fair event at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough.
The aim of this survey was to highlight and raise awareness of health and social care services which are available and how to access them. The sample of responses received gave indications that there were certain services that students were finding difficult to access. Following these findings, our Partnership Board agreed to carry out a wider survey to find out if this was representative of young people throughout Redcar & Cleveland.
We identified this as an ideal opportunity to involve our young Healthwatch Champions who had been recruited during our engagement work with Redcar and Cleveland College. The role of the Healthwatch Champions is to gather the views and experiences of young people and potentially influence how services are delivered. The Healthwatch Champions were tasked with this project as part of their work placement, a requirement of their Health and Social Care qualification at the College.
Following publication of this report, we received responses from South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.