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Camden youth centre to close gap between child and adult health services

16:45 29 July 2014

Cllr Georgia Gould, cabinet member for young people

Cllr Georgia Gould, cabinet member for young people

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A youth hub in Camden looks set to provide health and wellbeing support for young people.

A youth hub in Camden looks set to provide health and wellbeing support for young people.

The Minding the Gap project evolved from young people’s complaints that health services in the borough were too fragmented.

The scheme will have a base where young people, aged 16 to 25, can access sexual health, mental health, substance misuse and other health services at one place.

The project came a step closer to fruition at last week’s cabinet meeting where councillors decided that organisations will have to bid against each other to run it.

The scheme is jointly run by Camden Council and the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which is funding it.

Cllr Georgia Gould, cabinet member for young people, said: “I think it’s an incredibly exciting project, and it meets so many of our goals as a council; partnership work to tackle inequality, early intervention and putting users at the heart of designing their services.”

Young service users who designed the centre wanted one place to go for health support.

David Cryer, chief officer for Camden CCG, said: “This exciting project, funded by Camden CCG, is a joint initiative between Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Camden Council, that we hope will truly make a difference to local young people and give us a chance to engage with them through a variety of channels.

“We have five key investment priorities including both children and young people and mental health and this project will support our ambition and goal to ensure all Camden residents have access to the best care, that we are listening to the needs of our young people and acting on this.”

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