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Youth Diabetes Champion Project

Barts Health Trust Youth Diabetes Champions Project

Consultancy for Barts Health Trust Youth Diabetes Champion Project

Start Date:  Oct 2015   End Date:  June 2016   Status: Completed

Background:

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.

Methods

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.

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Consultancy Lead:

Darren Sharpe

Dr Darren Sharpe

Funder: Barts Health Trust

For more information, contact: Darren Sharpe d.sharpe@uel.ac.uk

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