Supporting young adults to self-care.

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

The London Clinical Senate established a Self-Care Programme to run for one year from September 2014. The Programme was Co-Chaired by Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, a member of the Senate Council, and Alex Silverstein.

The Made in London report introduces a new framework for commissioning services in London. A launch event was held at The King’s Fund on 29 October 2015, and was attended by health and social care commissioners and providers from across London, as well as many of the young adults who participated in the programme and shaped and validated the final recommendations.

The Made in London film outlines the approach and methodology used during the process, as well as highlighting the issues raised during the community engagement events that formed the recommendations.

Video directed and produced by Brightstar Media ( and GoodEgg Media ( If you would like a higher resolution version, please contact

The full report provides the evidence and detail of how the recommendations were formed based on the experience and issues raised by the young adults who participated in the community engagement events as well as the earlier stages of evidence gathering.
MADE IN LONDON New Approaches to Self-Care for Young Adults – Full Report
MADE IN LONDON New Approaches to Self-Care for Young Adults – Executive Summary

Next Steps

We will be sharing work done around London to take forward the recommendations and adopt the approach and methodology, and would like to hear from organisations that are working in this area so we can share good practice. We will post reports, links, videos and other examples of good practice that will be helpful to others on this page. Please get in touch via

Background to the programme

The Self-Care Programme Board was asked to undertake an evidence review and deliver a series of engagement events across London to identify standards of good practice for commissioning self-care programmes for young adults with long term conditions. In order to effectively manage long term conditions support is needed outside traditional health services, so we wanted to hear from as wide a range of sectors who are involved in commissioning or providing services or supporting young adults to live well as possible. It was also important to hear from individuals to understand their experiences of self-care.

The Call for Evidence, attached below, asked organisations and individuals to submit evidence as part of the second stage of the programme. The call was circulated widely across London through statutory health and care organisations, including commissioners, and within the voluntary, charity and community sectors.
Call for Evidence
Letter with Call for Evidence

Launch event

Made in London – Launch Event Invite
Made in London – Launch Event Agenda