Week 2 Report: How are you coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cumbria and Lancashire worked together to launch a survey assessing people's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. 110 people responded to the survey during week two of the project.

The report found that people continue to experience social changes and remain anxious and stressed about the situation.There were several people who were living alone, were housebound and were feeling lonely, as well as several who have to isolate from members of their family, within the same house. People raised concerns about how they can look after and care for the vulnerable. A range of methods are used to take care of their emotional and mental health during this time. 

These local Healthwatch are comparing findings each week to track changes to how people are coping with the pandemic. 

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General details

Report title 
Week 2 Report: How are you coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
Healthwatch Blackpool
Healthwatch Cumbria
Healthwatch Lancashire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 14 April, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Saturday, 28 March, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 3 April, 2020
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Communication between staff and patients
Health promotion
Health protection
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Medication
Public involvement
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7476

Methodology and approach

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

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
110
Age group 
All
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Specific ethnicity if known 
All
Sexual orientation 
NA
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
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? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No

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.