New young people’s sexual health services network
A new young people’s sexual health network launched today (1 April) in Camden and Islington.
Three providers, jointly commissioned by Camden and Islington Councils, will each deliver contraceptive and sexual health services for young people up to the age of 25, as well as counselling and sex and relationships education support for schools.
Each provider will also run a specialist service:
- The Brandon Centre will lead on sex and relationships related training for staff working with young people in both boroughs and co-ordinate the condom card scheme
- Brook will deliver targeted outreach to vulnerable young people and is being sub-contracted to co-deliver the condom card scheme
- Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. A new provider to both boroughs, Homerton’s base will be at the Pulse clinic on Holloway Road. They will conduct clinical outreach in a variety of locations. Pulse will now be able to see young people up to the age of 25. Homerton will also co-ordinate services within the network.
While the Brandon Centre and Brook have already been running sexual health services in various community locations for young people in Camden and Islington, they will be expanding and improving their offer over the coming year.
Homerton will be staffing the Pulse clinic from 1 April. The service among all three clinics has not been disrupted by the launch of the new network and expansion and improvements will continue in 2015-16.
Services will be working with young people in spring and early summer to create a new name for the network. A public launch for the network’s new name is due to take place in July.
More details about young people's sexual health services:
Visit the urlife website