COVID-19: How is it for you?

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Salford have on reported how the COVID-19 Pandemic had impacted people’s health and wellbeing. They spoke to 45 people.

24 people felt that the pandemic had affected their mental health, with isolation, loneliness and anxiety being significant problems for people.

17 people felt that the pandemic had affected their physical health, with many people reporting decreases in exercise and poor diets.

22 of 29 people who needed to access care services were able to do so.

Healthwatch Salford also asked people about their understanding of the government’s advice about the pandemic, with 21 finding it “a bit confusing”.

No further recommendations were made in this report.

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General details

Report title 
COVID-19: How is it for you?
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Salford
Date of publication 
Thursday, 19 November, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 October, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Type of report 
Key themes 
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Depression and anxiety service
Community services 

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.