Identifying gaps in service provision for disabled children and young peopleDownload (PDF 661KB)
Summary of report contentHealthwatch Cheshire West undertook research to identify gaps in service provision for disabled children and young people. This work was conducted as services for disabled children and young people were identified as a priority by the public. The team collected data over an 18 month period. They developed a survey which was distributed as a hard copy as well as online, led workshops locally, arranged drop in session and liaised with multi-agency professionals. The report includes the findings from many different engagements. The team asked 4 questions using a variety of methods. There were a number of key issues identified in the report. In particular, the report identified that there were problems with how disabled children and young people experienced dentistry, and how the CAMHS service worked. Over the 18 month period, people’s views were fed back to commissioners and service providers. The report included updates on each of the areas identified as having challenges. Healthwatch Cheshire West also outlined a number of next steps that it would take to raise awareness of the issues affecting disabled children and young people.
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Identifying gaps in service provision for disabled children and young people
Healthwatch Cheshire West and Chester
Date of publication
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Date evidence capture began
Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Date evidence capture finished
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Integration of services
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
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
Mental health services
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Learning disability service
Types of disabilities
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Social / behavioural
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report
Number of people who shared their views
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
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?