Young carers project

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Summary of report content

In October 2013 Healthwatch made contact with Winchester & District Young Carers Group. A short workshop was carried out with the young people (aged 15+) in which they were asked to identify which services were most important to them and why. The workshop identified a number of issues including lack of support at home, problems collecting prescriptions for family members, waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and mixed experiences of the ambulance service. A more substantial creative film project was developed with the group who thought it would be a good way to articulate their ideas to a large audience. The group also expressed an interest in song writing and music. Winnall Rock School (WRS) are based in the same location as the Young Carers group so we asked them to work with the group to produce some music for the film.

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General details

Report title 
Young carers project
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Hampshire
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Type of report 
Key themes 
Booking appointments
Information providing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
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 
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

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not know
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not 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? 
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? 

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? 
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.