Five stories of how lockdown has affected people's lives
Read people's accounts of how COVID-19 has affected their lives, routine, and mental health. We've included links to where you can get advice and information too.
24 April 2020
What’s shielding really like? Rosie tells us her story.
What can we learn from those forced to self-isolation because of a health problem? Rosie Adamson-Clark, shares her experience and top tips for remaining positive.
21 April 2020
COVID-19: 1,500 volunteers answer local call to help people affected
We talk to Mark, a local Healthwatch manager, to find out how his community has responded to the coronavirus crisis
31 March 2020
Your community needs you – NHS call for volunteer army
Protect your loved ones and protect the nation, volunteer to help those that are most vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) stay at home. Join the army of NHS volunteers today.
25 March 2020
Making life easier: Improving access to wheelchairs and mobility equipment
We look at the lessons that publicly paid-for wheelchair and home equipment services can learn from the stories people have told us.
11 March 2020
Trans healthcare: What can we learn from people’s experiences?
We examine what the NHS can do to improve health support for the trans community.
11 March 2020
How your views have helped improve mental health support for future mums
From April, all new mothers will receive a six-week mental health check-up. Find out why this would not have happened if people had remained silent.
9 March 2020
Do A&E performance measures improve patient experience?
Our latest research illustrates the chain of factors which impact on people’s experience in A&E. The purpose of our research is not to argue for or against replacing the current four-hour target, but to inform the ongoing debate surrounding NHS.
21 February 2020
Why I volunteer - four students explain why they got involved with Healthwatch
Volunteering is great way to make new friends, learn new skills and make a difference in your community. Find out why students Jo, Sophie, Poppy and Emma got involved with Healthwatch West Sussex.
11 February 2020
What I've learnt as a student volunteer
Student Rebecca explains how volunteering has helped her put what she’s learnt at university into practice.
10 February 2020
Three steps to improve mental health support for young people
We spoke to 47 young people to find out how they want extra funding to be used, so they can access the mental health support they need.
5 February 2020