Project Description

Case study: DIY Health project and Care Confident

The Bromley-by-Bow Health Partnership (BBBHP) noticed that parents of children under the age of five were frequently attending their local GP for support with managing self-treatable childhood problems.

In response, BBBHP and a range of local health partners set up the DIY Health project which provides group learning sessions for local parents to help them to identify when their child is experiencing a self-treatable condition and how to manage it effectively.

An evaluation of the project showed an increase in knowledge, confidence and skills among parents to manage a wide range of health issues. It also led to a reduction in the number of GP attendances for parents who attended the DIY Health sessions.

In addition to the DIY Health project, Tower Hamlets Together have created a booklet and videos (including in languages other than English) to support parents to manage six common illnesses that most children experience.



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