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Social Action Project


Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire (HWERY), the independent watchdog for health and social care services in the East Riding, has been invited to work alongside the level two Health and Social Care students at Beverly College on a social action project.

HWERY work with the college in various ways throughout the year and through running workshops with the health and social care class we were invited by the tutor to help the students with this year’s social action project.

It was decided that it would be of great benefit to the students to emulate a HWERY report, following the process from start to finish. This would look great on the learners CV and they would learn various skills along the way. Having a finished report giving important information or recommendations with responses from health professionals would also be an outcome they could shout about in university interviews.

The students chose their own subject to look into, which was smoking. It was agreed that looking into this area could highlight the physical and mental effects of smoking, the services available in our area if you wanted to stop smoking and the numbers of those smoking in our region.

As well as the students using many different skills during the process of writing a Healthwatch report, we are also going to film the whole 10 week process and produce a short video documenting everything the students learnt along the journey.

For more information about how Healthwatch can work with your school or organisation please contact Chris Mills, the Community Outreach Officer on 01482 665684 or email cmills@healthwatcheastridingofyorkshire.co.uk


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