Between January and July 2021, we recruited and trained a group of young volunteers aged 12-18 to become Young Listeners. They designed and delivered a peer-to-peer engagement project to explore the issues that are important to young people.
In August and September 2021, they met and ‘listened’ to 65 young people from across Somerset. They heard about the barriers and challenges young people face when seeking care and support, and the changes they want to see to make services work better for young people.
In November 2021, they reported their findings to Somerset’s health and care decision makers and made recommendations for how to improve services for young people.