Summary of report content
Healthwatch Slough undertook research into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the local population. It published three online surveys including targeted research about the experiences of people under the age of 25, people aged 50+ years and living alone and carers. It also listened to people’s feedback virtually, including a local carers group. Altogether they spoke to 78 people.
Generally, people feel informed about coronavirus and how to take care of themselves during this time, but there is concern about how clear communications from the Government have been and whether it was provided to all those who needed it, such as care home staff. Most people are getting information from TV and the internet.
Carers are having a harder time managing lockdown, as they have additional responsibilities without any respite and the restrictions have made it more difficult for them to perform their day to day responsibilities. This becomes even more difficult when carers have to also shield or self-isolate.
There were no recommendations.