The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on Enfield people's health and wellbeingDownload (PDF 3.19MB)
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From mid-May to mid-June, Healthwatch Enfield engaged with local people to hear about how the coronavirus outbreak was impacting their health and wellbeing. Enfield residents shared their experiences by completing an online survey.
Healthwatch Enfield's findings suggested that themes previously raised about access to services had been compounded by the outbreak, particularly concerns about mental health and social isolation, communication and support for long-term conditions. People also said they wanted more accessible information in different languages and formats.
Healthwatch Enfield made three recommendations for commissioners about:
- Developing clear, simple, transparent and accessible information to inform local communities about the "new normal", outlining any developments and changes.
- Putting systems in place to identify local people's priorities, particularly among disadvantaged groups and Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.
- Proactively engaging with local residents and the voluntary sector to develop sustainable, effective community support and strategies.