Mobility challenges and opportunities in Bury

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Summary of report content

In 2017/18, Healthwatch Bury undertook a piece of qualitative research to explore the issues and concerns affecting people living in Bury with mobility impairment. Healthwatch completed 6 one-to-one interviews, met with two local groups and promoted a survey across social media channels. They received 33 survey responses. They asked people about: assistance they have to enable and support their lives (such as family help, Personal Assistants, friends, living in a residential setting or the care agency), experiences of finding and accessing community groups in Bury, experience of finding and accessing paid support and additional funds, experiences of health and social care, changes they would like to make to health or social care services, concerns around wheelchair services, and their experience concerning access issues Healthwatch Bury have suggested a number of recommendations which have been agreed following discussion with an advisory group made up of mobility impaired service users.

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General details

Report title 
Mobility challenges and opportunities in Bury
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bury
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Building and facilities
Car parking access
Health inequalities
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6895

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Other

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mobility

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
39
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not known

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.