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Amanda WilliamsSpecialist Community Public Health NurseYoung Carers School Nurse Champion

The role of the School Nurse Champion


Content

  • How I became a Y/C Champion

  • My Vision

  • Using the evidence

  • Moving Forward

  • Questions

  • Contact details


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.


My role as a Young Carers School Nurse Champion

  • Raise awareness of vulnerable group

  • Multi-disciplinary approach

  • Awareness without intrusion

  • Appropriate signposting


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


  • WHO…………?


    My Pilot

    • Identify groups with carer needs

      Multiple Sclerosis

      Stroke

      Palliative & Cancer patient

      Head & Spinal Injured

      Mental Health

      Drug & Alcohol dependence

      Epileptic

      Carers Register


    My Pilot - Results

    • 8580patients registered

    • 402 patients identified

    • 61 mental health

    • 118 drug and alcohol problems

    • 45 palliative care

    • 40 recent cancer diagnosis


    My Pilot - Results

    • 48 potential Young Carers highlighted within selected categories (5-19 yrs)

    • 1 Young Person on Carers Register


    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


    Using the Evidence

    • School Health Nurses

      • Highlight on School Health Records

      • Quietly monitor

      • Advertise within Schools

      • Use social media: Twitter, Facebook, school websites


    Using the Evidence

    • Work with GP practices

      • Highlight vulnerable families on IT system

      • Set up carers register within practices

      • GP’s signposting on to school health & young carers


    Spreading the Word

    RCN Conference

    Presentation

    Write Blog for Childrens Society


    Summary

    • Tip of the ice berg

    • Role of young carers champion

      • Raise awareness

      • Highlight potential young carers

      • Support and signposting


    QUESTIONS??????


    Contact Details:

    Amanda Williams

    Specialist School Health Nurse

    Henwick Halt Medical Centre

    St Johns

    Worcester

    TEL 01905 681911

    [email protected]

    Twitter @AmandaBoreda23


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