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Newham CCG chair Dr Prakash Chandra wants young residents to get involved with health

PUBLISHED: 09:53 20 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:53 20 January 2016

Andrew Baker. 07977074356

Newham has the youngest population in England and we want to make sure that children and young people are able to easily access and use health and wellbeing services in the borough.

That’s why we’re asking Newham residents to work with us to improve local services. We’re inviting children, young people, their families and their carers to tell us what they think is important at an event on Thursday, January 28.

This is part of a series of workshops, carried out as part of our Future Generation work, to help design services for children and young people that are fit for the future. We want to hear more about what works, what doesn’t work and how we can make services better. This event will take place from 4.30 to 6.30pm at the Assembly Hall, Lister Community School, Plaistow E13 9AE. There will be a free buffet dinner. Newham has the highest number of children and young people under the age of 25 in the UK who are living with diabetes. We want to help these children and young people to take more control of their own health and to better manage their condition.

As part of this, we are holding a special bowling night on Friday, January 29 for young people with diabetes. The event will take place at All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford, starting at 6.30pm.

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone. We want to give people the opportunity to meet others their own age who are also living with diabetes in a safe, fun environment. A diabetes specialist nurse and consultant will also attend. Contact enquiries@newhamccg.nhs.uk or visit newhamccg.nhs.uk/GetInvolved/futuregeneration

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