Summary of report contentHealthwatch County Durham conducted a Young Carers survey in November 2014. The purpose of the visit was to find out the experiences of young carers and young adult carers when they accessed local health services, in order to identify whether services and professionals were meeting the needs of young carers. Healthwatch County Durham asked 41 young carers 20 questions about their caring role and their experience of visiting their GP practice, pharmacist/chemist, hospital, dentist, optician and social services. The report made ten conclusions based on young carer feedback including: that there needs to be better communication between services and more information for young people about what services of support are available in County Durham.
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Health and social care needs survey: Young carers
Healthwatch County Durham
Date of publication
Sunday, 30 November, 2014
Type of report
Other information of note about this report
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Urgent and emergency care services
Accident & emergency
Urgent care services
Types of long term conditions
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report
Number of people who shared their views
All people under the age of 18
Specific ethnicity if known
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?