Listening to the voices of young people in Luton

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Luton ran a Youth Forum after speaking to nearly 100 young people in 2016 who told us they wanted to share their experiences, and have their voices heard. Our first Youth Forum took place on 30 May 2017 with TOKKO Youth Space. The main areas of discussion were: • More awareness of services for young people • More support for young people accessing services • Long waiting times for services • Stigma around services such as sexual and mental health • Highlighting the lack of integration of services, between schools and educational services and health and social care The youth forum agreed that Healthwatch Luton should organise more Youth Forums, to promote health and social care issues more and to run more targeted events on health and social care.

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General details

Report title 
Listening to the voices of young people in Luton
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Luton
Date of publication 
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Health promotion
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-1250

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Sexual health
Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
100
Age group 
18-24 years
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Specific ethnicity if known 
All
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.