Healthwatch young peoples events

(Last Updated On: June 3, 2018)



 How to get involved in Healthwatch Torbay’s latest project!

Healthwatch Torbay are to run  a series of events across the Bay to try and gain a wide range of views on their project asking, ‘What’s it like to live in Torbay as a young person today?’

The age groups they’ll be working with are people aged up to 25, from a variety of different cultures, religions and backgrounds.

As part of the project HealthWatch Torbay will be working with other services to put together a collaborative report and after all activities have come to a close  they’ll be collating the results and presenting a final report to their Safeguarding Board.

Healthwatch Torbay would like all who want to get involved to host an event collecting young people’s views and, to help them, Tilly Adams, overseeing the project, has put together a really useful tool-kit to give people ideas about how to run an event, including a variety of activities aimed at particular age-groups, from fun games for the very young to more formal debates for others.

Tilly’s also hoping to visit schools across the Bay to get still more ideas from young people, including what they feel could really make life here even better for them.

If you’d like to find out more, or if you’d like to get involved and maybe even host an event you can contact Tilly herself at:

Bob Jope

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!