Through the eyes of children, young people and families - Evaluation of the model of care delivered by WellChild Nurses
£54,998 + £18,628.74 for cost extension – Total: £73,626.74
Professor Jane Coad and Children and Families Research Team, CTHER Coventry University, the WellChild team, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Hertfordshire.
The WellChild Nurse has been developed by the WellChild charity to support children, young people and families with complex care needs who require specialist care, and is in many cases the key worker in meeting their specialist needs both in hospital and within their homes. The project carried out a longitudinal evaluation, underpinned by innovative multi-methods. Using a framework drawn on the participatory techniques of Appreciative Inquiry, the project has gained an in-depth understanding and evidence for the first time of the WellChild Nurses as key workers and how this role is perceived by children and their families.
The programme of WellChild Nurses has now grown with a total of 17 posts being funded throughout the UK in 2014, with a further six posts to be funded in 2015 increasing the total number of WellChild posts to 24 across England, Scotland, and Wales.