Summary of report contentIn 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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Mobility challenges and opportunities in Bury
Date of publication
Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
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Building and facilities
Car parking access
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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