- NHS staff and commissioners,
- Local authorities
When Doncaster CCG wrote the first iteration of the Local Transformation Plan (LTP) it became clear that there was not the expertise or the capacity to engage with young people what the vision for Doncaster was.
We provided Doncaster CCG with a commitment to a sustainable engagement for the LTP to ensure that young people and parents continued to be at the heart of every decision.
Initial changes in Project Leads resulted in a lack of momentum with some of the Participation Champions being recruited and subsequently left. However, the new leads that came into post ensured that collaborative working was rebuilt and was proactive at supporting the local engagement in Doncaster.
In Year 3 we co-created the LTP for Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing with the Doncaster Participation Champions, allowing Doncaster to continue to give young people and parents a voice. The project allowed experiences to help shape change and provided a stepping stone to support ongoing engagement.
The project allowed Doncaster to continue to give young people and parents a voice.
Work within the community allowed young people to reach out in previously unconnected channels.
The project allowed experiences to help shape change, providing a stepping stone to support ongoing engagement.
The length of the project allowed us to understand the local area and provide the time to build sustainability in a project. The advice would be to ensure the project has enough time to stand back and reflect.
We learnt a lot from YoungMinds, especially how critical it can be to bring in external influences to support larger projects of work.