Creating a Health Youth Charter for Leeds

Lead: NHS Leeds CCG

Period: 2nd Aug 2021 - 20th Mar 2022

We are working with young people to create an agreement between young people and senior leaders on things that matter the most to young people about their health, also known as a youth charter.

Brief description of project

We are collecting  young people’s views, thoughts and experiences of the healthcare system to feed into a health based youth charter for the city of Leeds.

This project has two phases. The first one was collecting feedback. The second phases which we are currently in, is checking our themes are correct and designing the youth charter.

Who did we speak to?

We heard from 39 young people in phase one, which included young people from community organisation and youth groups such as Barca Leeds, the Leeds Breeze team, the youth boards at Leeds Teaching Hospital and Leeds Community Healthcare.

We are now sense checking the key themes with more groups of young people.

What and how did we ask?

We asked three main questions through a survey and focus groups. Links are below in the How you can help section:

Thinking about the health care system today, what don’t you like?
Thinking about the health care system today, what do you think works well?
What would your dream health care system look like?

What did people tell us?

People told us:

What will we do?

Once the youth charter is complete, we will hold a launch online through social media for senior leaders to come and sign the charter. Details of the event will follow.

The youth charter will be published on this website and also will be sent to anyone who shared their contact details in the survey.

The youth charter will be shared with commissioners and services for young people.

If you would like to read more information about this engagement please see the downloads section below.

If you have any questions about this engagement please contact or 0113 843 5470.

How can you help?

We are currently asking young people if they agree with the themes from the first survey. You can complete our survey below to have your say on which these are the most important to you.

There are a number of ways you can help support this piece of work.

Complete our survey:

Do you agree with the themes?

Please contact or call 0113 221 7777 if you would like a paper copy.

You can also support by sharing the link the to survey with young people or youth groups.


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Paper Survey (Microsoft Word Version, editable digitally) (52KB)

Paper Survey (159KB)

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Engagement plan (173KB)

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Focus group poster (77KB)

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