Getting Sorted goes live
Getting Sorted specialises in participatory research with children and young people with type 1diabetes, their families and healthcare professionals - with an aim to develop, influence and enhance service redesign and improvement in the UK.
The innovative new website www.leedsmet.ac.uk/gettingsorted, designed by Leeds-based digital agency fuse8 is now live and the Getting Sorted team are confident it will make the unit more accessible to children and young people with type 1, their families and Health Care Professionals across the UK.
Liz Webster, Director of Getting Sorted, commented: "Our vision is to enable young people with a long-term condition achieve their optimal health through combined research, workshops and enterprise. We work with young people, their families and professionals to deliver a high quality, young person centred self-management programme. This supports and enhances a young person's ability to develop strategies and approaches to living with type 1 diabetes and enables them to take responsibility for the self-management of their condition for the rest of their lives."
"Our new website acts as a focal information point for children and young adults aged 9-17 with type 1 and their families to get in touch with us, find out about our upcoming events and workshops or just learn more about what we do and can offer them. We would also encourage people with an interest in our service to follow our twitter account @getting_sorted where we share useful information as well as updates on what we're up to."
Jane Illman, Account Director at fuse8, added: "We are proud to work with the Getting Sorted team to co create a website that is a wealth of information and support for children and young adults with diabetes. Liz and her team are extremely passionate ambassadors for Getting Sorted and the level of help they can provide to families."