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Amanda williams specialist community public health nurse young carers school nurse champion

Amanda WilliamsSpecialist Community Public Health NurseYoung Carers School Nurse Champion

The role of the School Nurse Champion


Content

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

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

My role as a Young Carers School Nurse Champion

  • Raise awareness of vulnerable group

  • Multi-disciplinary approach

  • Awareness without intrusion

  • Appropriate signposting


My vision

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


  • Amanda williams specialist community public health nurse young carers school nurse champion

    WHO…………?


    My pilot

    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

    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 results1

    My Pilot - Results

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

    • 1 Young Person on Carers Register


    Potential young carers

    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

    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 evidence1

    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

    Spreading the Word

    RCN Conference

    Presentation

    Write Blog for Childrens Society


    Summary

    Summary

    • Tip of the ice berg

    • Role of young carers champion

      • Raise awareness

      • Highlight potential young carers

      • Support and signposting


    Questions

    QUESTIONS??????


    Contact details

    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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