Could you be a Changemaker in the NHS?

Changemakers supports young people to lead and organisations to harness young people’s leadership potential.

They are looking for a changemaker, someone aged 16-25 who will lead a project within NHS England to improve the way in which they engage with young people and specifically young carers.

In May 2014 NHS England published its commitment to carers to give them the recognition and support they need to provide invaluable care for loved ones. With 1.4 million people providing 50 or more carer hours a week for a partner, friend or family member, they make a significant contribution to society and the NHS. There are 37 commitments spread across eight key priorities which include raising the profile of carers, education and training, person-centred coordinated care and primary care. It has been developed in partnership with carers, patients, partner organisations and care professionals over the past few months.

However this is only the beginning; NHS England will continue to work with and listen to carers, patients, partner organisations and care professionals to refine the commitments and ultimately improve the quality of life of carers.

Specifically NHS England http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/pe/commitment-to-carers/ now wants to explore how the health sector working in collaboration with the voluntary sector, Public Health England, Department of Health, the Children’s Society and Royal College of GPs, can best support young carers who are supporting parents or siblings with mental ill health. This work has not been done before so will be innovative and will inform future work of the NHS.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

If you would like to apply for this role please complete an application form online.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Scott Robinson, Business Development Manager on 07891 960773 or email scott@changemakers.org.uk.

Kath Evans, Head of Patient Experience, Children Young People and Maternity kath.evans3@nhs.net will be providing direct support for the project at NHS England.