Health services for 5-19 year olds in Hackney and the City have recently been re-designed to better meet the needs of the community. The new offer, City and Hackney Children and Young People’s Health and Well-being Service, began in autumn 2016. It is made up of two distinct services working in close partnership with one another, described below.
- Young Hackney Health and Wellbeing Service (5-19 year olds) – an education and outreach service, delivered by Young Hackney. The service is community based, taking services to children and young people in schools, youth clubs and other places they gather.
- CHYPS Plus (11-19 year olds) – a clinical service, delivered by Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (HUHFT). The service includes delivery of a full clinical offer every evening of the week from its base in Lower Clapton, ‘The House’, and from four Young Hackney youth hubs (rotating geographically) as well as a Saturday service. It will continue to deliver high quality, holistic, evidence based, youth friendly sexual health, physical and emotional wellbeing services.
Together, these services deliver on key health promotion and clinical interventions as defined in the National Healthy Child Programme for 5-19 year olds.
Further information on prevention services are framed around the following headings: