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Health and Social Care Blogs, News and Videos

Blogs, news and videos relating to youth social action in health and social care settings. 


Blog: During Volunteers’ Week 2018, the national medical director of NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis, is calling on health organisations to support volunteering for young people: Read here.

Blog: During Volunteers’ Week 2018, Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing for NHS Improvement, comments on the organisation’s recent pledge to the #iwill campaign. Read here

Video: Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing at NHS Improvements, outlines her support for youth social action within health and social care settings. They’ve pledged #iwill to support more young people to get involved, will you? Watch here

Video: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s Medical Director and Heart Surgeon reflects on his volunteering experience in the NHS. He encourages NHS organisations to embrace young people by offering them volunteering opportunities, he also encourages young people to volunteer in the NHS as he did. Watch here.

Video: Watch this case study of a young volunteer in Southampton University: Watch here.

Article: Read young people’s views on the future of the NHS.

Article: Find out more about #iwill Ambassador Susie Williams winning a Points of Light  Award for her social action with the NHS Youth Forum.

Blog: Read about why young volunteers are vital in health and social care according to Kay Kelleher, Head of Volunteering and Partnerships at Revitalise.

Blog: Read more on volunteering in care homes, and how it creates a ‘profound positive impact’ for residents.

Blog: Recent winner of the Undergraduate of the Year for Impactful Social Action, Mercy Ngulube blogs on her social action journey as a young person with HIV.

Blog: Take a quick read of this blog post from our Health and Social Care trustee for Step Up To Serve, Sian Jarvis. 

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