Youth Diabetes Champion Project
Start Date: Oct 2015 End Date: June 2016 Status: Completed
Barts Health Trust ran a new peer support programme targeted at young adults 18-25 with diabetes in the Newham area and funded by Newham CCG.
The Diabetes Youth Champion was hired to act as peer educator and coordinated a range of social activities to help support, educate and connect young people treated for diabetes by Barts Health Trust. They coordinated the diabetes peer-support programme. The Diabetes Youth Champion took a lead role in planning, running and monitoring the group. UEL provided support in the co-supervision and development of the successful candidate and embedded the post with the Trusts structure.