Our Partnership is made up of organisations working closely together to plan services and address the challenges facing health and care services across the area.
In this section you will find links to useful information and publications about our partnership.
We are committed to meaningful conversations with people, on the right issues at the right time. We believe this is an important part of the way we work.
In this section you will find all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to our Partnership. You can also ask a question of your own.
The health of children and young people is determined by far more than healthcare.
Household income, education, housing, stable and loving family life and a healthy environment all significantly influence young people’s health and life chances.
Children account for 23% (570,000) of the total West Yorkshire and Harrogate population.
Over recent years we have seen improvements across our area in school readiness and the number of 16-17 year olds in education, employment or training. But we know too many of our children and young people still live with poor emotional wellbeing /mental health, in poverty, experience physical health problems or unhealthy environments.
The Children, Young People and Families Programme programme has funded the Digibete App for all children and young people with type 1 diabetes across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. This is a Diabetes Clinic Communications, Education and Patient Self-Management App. Despite huge improvements from clinical teams, approximately 70% of young people still struggle to manage their diabetes safely. It is widely recognised that the vast majority of self-management happens in the community and therefore clinically approved education resources need to be available when needed. It includes a Diabetes Clinic Communications, Education and Patient Self-Management App.
All the information on Digibete has been co-designed with people with diabetes and families. It includes information on sports and exercise; insulin pumps and technology; emotional wellbeing, school and education. There are also resources specific to teenagers, healthy eating and carbohydrate counting and guidance on diabetes management. All of our six diabetes units are signed up to this and will be implementing the App.
Our vision for our Children, Young People and Families Programme is:
To support us to achieve our vision we have seven priority areas of focus for our Programme:
We are in the process of defining and agreeing our objectives and outcomes for a number of these priority areas to look at where we can work together to ensure children, young people and families get the right support at the right time and in the right place.
Many of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate priority programmes focus on children, young people and families and we are working in partnership with a number of programmes, including but not limited to the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Programme, the Maternity Programme, the Improving Population Health Programme (tackling health inequalities), the Unpaid Carers Programme and Yorkshire and Humber networks to agree collective priorities.
By working together we are able to add value and improve the health and wellbeing for children and young people as well as future generations - one of the very reasons why this important programme exists.