Oldham Pledge Forums: a review of our findings from hosting two forums at Alexandra park

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Oldham organised two children and young people’s forums in October 2019 with 363 students, designed to support the Oldham Pledge, which is a school led action to support children to grow and succeed in the community. 

The report outlines how children's perceptions of different activities contributed to their wellbeing. The found that the event led to children recalling more ways that they can improve their health and wellbeing, such more exercise, eating fruit, drinking water, being kind to themselves, and watching less television. 

No recommendations were made in this report.

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General details

Report title 
Oldham Pledge Forums: a review of our findings from hosting two forums at Alexandra park
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Oldham
Date of publication 
Monday, 20 July, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 3 October, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 17 October, 2019
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health promotion
Health protection
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
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? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
1-15 years
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not 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? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

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? 

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.