Young carers report

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Summary of report content

This report looks at the experiences of young carers in Bolton. The research was carried out by Healthwatch Bolton. A total of 19 people gave their opinions as part of this report. Most of these were young people, but the views of parents are also included. The comments recieved were mostly negative, this is due to the challenges that caring places on young people. In addition there were examples of how young people wanted more support from services. A set of recommendations were made as part of this report, no response is attached to the report.

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General details

Report title 
Young carers report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bolton
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 2 October, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 2 October, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Continuity of care
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Other information of note about this report 
Young Carers
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Focus group
User stories
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Adult social care

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
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? 
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? 
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.