Made in London: New Approaches to Self Care for Young Adults

The London Clinical Senate initiated the Made in London project, with the aim of creating a framework for embedding self-care in the commissioning of services for young adults in London. The Senate Council decided that it could add greatest value in promoting self-care for young adults by (i) identifying standards of good practice and bringing together an evidence base, and (ii) collaborating with young adults and other stakeholders to identify gaps and make recommendations. In this context, ‘young adults’ refers to Londoners between the ages of 16 and 30, and especially young adults with Long Term Conditions (LTCs); and carers of young adults with LTCs (including young carers).


The proposed goal was to create a framework that would not only include priority areas or key initiatives that could be developed to support self-care for young adults, but would also highlight a definable process, or methodology, that could be both transferrable and scalable, for use by commissioners across London.


Furthermore, it was agreed that for the framework to be successful, young adults would have to be at the forefront of the project, by being given a platform on which to express their opinions, share concerns, and make recommendations. By engaging them in a process of shared decision-making, they would be able to shape the programme agenda and endorse the final recommendations.


The Made in London Launch Event will take place 2:30-5pm on 29th October 2015 at The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN It will enable commissioners and other stakeholders from across London to discuss how they can respond to the recommendations and methodology and adopt the process. There will be opportunities to hear directly from young adults and from organisations that are already taking a lead in this area and the Made in London report, video and recommendations will also be presented.


The event is free to attend and there will be refreshments available, and you can register via the link below. If you would like further information please contact Jaimie Cross england.londonclinicalsenate@nhs.net.

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