New opportunity: recruiting focus groups of children and young people with learning disabilities to discuss annual health checks

The Council for Disabled Children are working with NHS England to recruit one-off focus groups seeking the views of young people with learning disabilities on annual health checks.

We are looking to recruit focus groups of up to 6 young people, aged 14 – 19 years old, with learning disabilities. We are keen to hear from particularly seldom heard young people. From the focus groups, we will co-produce information, materials, and resources with young people to promote the importance of annual health checks.

CDC will create all the materials and the session plan for the focus groups. CDC will deliver the focus group virtually. We will work with the group leader/teacher to find a convenient time for the session which will last around 45 minutes – 1 hour, however we will work with you for however long you have! The young people will receive a £10 voucher for their participation.

The expressions of interest are open until Wednesday 24th November. All engagement work must be completed by 10th December. If you are unable to accommodate us between now and 10th December, then unfortunately we will be unable to work with you for this opportunity.

If the young people you work with are not able to take part in a focus group, they can fill out an online survey to participate in the project and ensure their thoughts are heard by clicking here.

If you would like to express your interest on behalf of the young people you work with, please contact Hope at [email protected].