About Young Healthwatch
Our Young Healthwatch volunteers have been busy working on a number of projects since they came together almost a year ago. They have also recently received appropriate ‘Enter & View’ training and are keen to put their learning into practice by visiting health and social care services such as hospital wards, surgeries and care homes. The young people will then be able to report their findings from their unique perspective.
If you would like a group of young Healthwatch volunteers to visit your service please contact Amy.Eymor@healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk.
Period Poverty report
Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire have been involved with the ‘Red Box Project’ over the last 10 months.
The project is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative which aims to support young people through their periods by providing Red Boxes filled with free period products to local schools.
The ‘Red Box Project’ was set up in 2017 after its founders had read about ‘Period Poverty’ in the news. It’s aim was to stop any girl having to skip school because of their period. There are currently over 2,200 Red Boxes across the UK.
Young Healthwatch had two main aims: To attain a greater depth of knowledge about period poverty and to support a national campaign that sanitary wear should be provided free of charge in schools by the Government.
To download the report, please click here.
Like to learn more?
There is a lot more information on the Young Healthwatch website, including the great achievement of one of our volunteers who has secured a fantastic apprenticeship with Cancer Research UK.
If you are under 25, why not consider becoming a member of Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire? Get in touch for more information.