Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust would like to hear your and your young person about their experience. Please see the message below from BHFT with more details:
Dear parents and carers
We are currently undertaking a project to evaluate and improve the experience of young people and families as they transition from children's to adults' services provided by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. We have received informal feedback via the Parent Carer Forums across the west of the county and as a result, we would like to gather the views of as many service users as possible. This valuable feedback will help to inform our service development and enable us to identify any changes that need to be made. We would like to gather the views of young people and their families who are aged between 18-20, so have recent experience of the transition process.
We have worked with representatives from the Parent Carer Forums to devise a questionnaire, which we would be most grateful if you could fill in. We anticipate that this will take between 5 and 15 minutes. There are two versions of the questionnaire. One is an 'Easy Read' version supported by symbols and pictures which can be completed by young people with learning disabilities, with or without support from a carer as appropriate. The other is to be completed by parents and carers. Ideally we would find it helpful if you could fill in both of these. We are really interested to hear the view of the young person as well as the carer.
Easy Read version https://cutt.ly/DkwtwZT
Parents and Carers version https://cutt.ly/MkwtuHt
We are mindful that this request comes to you at a particularly busy and challenging time as we all juggle the demands of work and family during a pandemic. We had identified this project was a priority for us prior to this recent lockdown and we were keen to avoid the pandemic causing a delay to the improvement work. We hope that you are able to find the time to support us with this.
We will of course share the results of these questionnaires with you and we are keen to involve service users at all stages of this project and with the future service development work. There is an opportunity to share your contact details with us at the end of the questionnaires should you and/or your young person have an interest in being involved.
This survey will close on 28th Feb 2021.
Many thanks in anticipation,
Rebecca Girnary CYPF Lead for School Years Services
Michelle Lovesey CYPF Manager for Early Years' service