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Join our young adults panel


For 2017 we have bold plans to be there for more young adults than ever before – through the daily ups and downs of Type 1 as well as the big milestones - and it's an exciting time.

What is the Young Adults Panel?

We want to bring together a group of young adultsliving with Type 1to help us shape our work. By volunteering your time and sharing your views, you can help us make a real difference to young adults living with Type 1. You’ll be helping us reach more young adults living with Type 1 with support that is relevant, practical and accessible.

This could mean giving us feedback on the resources we produce – such as a Guide for young people moving into adult care (PDF, 571KB), videos for example, on Type 1, sex and dating or feeding intoarticleson Type 1.

It also means shaping the work we do online, from helping us plan bold social media content, for example ourValentine’s Day posts (PDF, 65KB)to blogging about your volunteering.

Above all we want you to be vocal about what matters to you, and what you think we should be doing to reach more young adults living with Type 1.

And where?

Most of the time you can help us from anywhere, as long as you have a computer or laptop with internet access and a bit of free time.

And twice a year we’ll have a get together in London so you can meet everyone in the group, share experiences of life with Type 1 and help us shape our work.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking to recruit 15 panel members.

  • You’ll be aged between 18-30 years old and live with Type 1 diabetes.
  • You’ll be confident in telling us what you think about our Type 1 work and help us reach other Type 1s to get their views too.
  • You’ll be able to give a couple of hours a month to us, plus attend two get togethers in London a year.
  • You’ll be able to do the role until May 2018.

How to get involved

So have a look at ourrole description (PDF, 295KB) to make sure you think the role is right for you. Download theapplication form (Word, 998KB), fill it in and email it tousby 31 March 2017.

We’ll be in touch about the next steps.

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