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Title: Amanda Williams Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Young Carers School Nurse Champion


1
Amanda WilliamsSpecialist Community Public
Health NurseYoung Carers School Nurse Champion
  • The role of the School Nurse Champion

2
Content
  • How I became a Y/C Champion
  • My Vision
  • Using the evidence
  • Moving Forward
  • Questions
  • Contact details

3
Becoming a Young Carers School Nurse Champion.
  • School Health Nurse Worcestershire
  • SCPHN Degree.
  • Invitation to Department of Health.
  • Young Carers School Nurse Champion for
    Worcestershire.

4
My role as a Young Carers School Nurse Champion
  • Raise awareness of vulnerable group
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Awareness without intrusion
  • Appropriate signposting

5
My Vision
  • Identify potential young carers
  • Share information with relevant professionals
  • Encourage us all to think
  • Who is caring for you?
  • Could there be a young carer?
  • Raise the profile of available services

6
WHO?

7
My Pilot
  • Identify groups with carer needs
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Palliative Cancer patient
  • Head Spinal Injured
  • Mental Health
  • Drug Alcohol dependence
  • Epileptic
  • Carers Register

8
My Pilot - Results
  • 8580 patients registered
  • 402 patients identified
  • 61 mental health
  • 118 drug and alcohol problems
  • 45 palliative care
  • 40 recent cancer diagnosis

9
My Pilot - Results
  • 48 potential Young Carers highlighted within
    selected categories (5-19 yrs)
  • 1 Young Person on Carers Register

10
Potential Young Carers
  • 566,600 residents in Worcestershire
  • If results are typical
  • potential 3,000 young carers in Worcestershire
  • Currently Young Carers Service supports 238
    children and young people

11
Using the Evidence
  • School Health Nurses
  • Highlight on School Health Records
  • Quietly monitor
  • Advertise within Schools
  • Use social media Twitter, Facebook, school
    websites

12
Using the Evidence
  • Work with GP practices
  • Highlight vulnerable families on IT system
  • Set up carers register within practices
  • GPs signposting on to school health young
    carers

13
Spreading the Word
RCN Conference Presentation
Write Blog for Childrens Society
14
Summary
  • Tip of the ice berg
  • Role of young carers champion
  • Raise awareness
  • Highlight potential young carers
  • Support and signposting

15
  • QUESTIONS??????

16
Contact Details
  • Amanda Williams
  • Specialist School Health Nurse
  • Henwick Halt Medical Centre
  • St Johns
  • Worcester
  • TEL 01905 681911
  • amandawilliams3_at_nhs.net
  • Twitter _at_AmandaBoreda23
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