The University of Brighton has been commissioned by East Sussex County Council to conduct engagement and participation activity which will provide greater understanding and insight of the views and experiences of young people in East Sussex in relation to health improvement services and initiatives that are deliverable within a context of limited resources. Critical to this project is to involve a wide range of young people who are attending schools and other sites (e.g. youth centres).
Download the ESCC Final report (pdf)
Download the ESCC accessible summary (pdf)
The overarching objectives of the project are to:
The engagement activities will involve gathering local information in relation to children, schools and families and sexual health improvement commissioning. This will be achieved through focus groups, interviews and additional participatory approaches such as workshops. The main topics of investigation will be in relation to the following defined areas of health improvement commissioning/delivery:
A variety of young people based on certain relevant variables (e.g. age, gender, postcode etc.). In total, the project plans to involve up to 80 young people from areas such as Eastbourne and Hastings as well as Hailsham and its surrounding areas. Young people will receive a £10 thank-you voucher for their participation. Activities are planned to take place from January 2015 to March 2015 inclusive. The project team will require assistance in making arrangements to conduct engagement activities with young people on school sites.
Dr Nigel Sherriff
Dr Chris Cocking
Dr Kay Aranda
Dr Laetitia Zeeman
Lester Coleman (External Sub-Contract)
ESCC final report (pdf)
ESCC accessible summary (pdf)
East Sussex County Council