Winchester and District young carers film project

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Hampshire conducted a Film and Music Project with 15 young carers aged 15-19 from Winchester & District Young Carers Group. The project consisted of two consultation workshops followed by a full day workshop in which most of the filming and music creation took place. Key issues identified by the group were a lack of communication between young carers and health professionals, problems with young carers collecting prescriptions for the people they care for and a general lack of awareness of young carers amongst health and social care professionals. The final film was viewed at an event attended by health professionals, carers, young carers and other interested professionals to begin a dialogue and consider how the views of the group can be taken forward. Some of the group have now started volunteering for Healthwatch Hampshire as Healthwatch Champions. They have been provided with materials and support and are now spreading the word in their schools and friendship groups.

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General details

Report title 
Winchester and District young carers film project
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Hampshire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Information providing
Staff training
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5947

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
Voluntary and Community Sector
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Winchester and District Young Carers Group
Primary research method used 
Focus group
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 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
15
Age group 
18-24 years
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
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
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Negative

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? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Yes
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Tangible impact (not cost related)

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.