Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

What are people telling us about COVID-19?

Healthwatch Warwickshire contributed to the May 20 – Healthwatch COVID-19 Intelligence Update from Healthwatch England, which has been shared with national stakeholders and contains insight on: the advice and information the public are seeking, and the views they are sharing when it comes to support. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with us.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

This Mental Health Awareness Week we wanted to share our website page where you can find information on what Mental Health services are available locally and how they have been affected by Covid-19: www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk/covid-19/how-are-services-affected/mental-health-services/    You can also find advice for looking after you mental health during the pandemic through our information and advice page. […]

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Fund for children with special educational needs and disabilities announced

On 19.05.20 the government announced a £37 million fund for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England. The fund will be available for individual families to apply for funding with support from professionals. Here is all you need to know to apply for a grant: The fund is being administered by the Family […]

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The Dementia Choir

As part of Arts Uplift’s Lock Down Sessions they are setting up an online dementia choir starting from Monday 18 May from 2pm for 10 weeks for people living with dementia and their carers, See attached poster. No experience is necessary. It will be a good old sing along with familiar songs and learning a […]

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The NHS is still here for you.

The NHS is still ‘open for Business’  If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.  You can contact your GP practice either online, by an app or by phone.  If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111. If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, […]

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Tell Healthwatch your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic

Healthwatches in Warwickshire and Coventry have launched a survey to help to understand the public’s views on health and social care support during the current pandemic. In recent weeks, NHS and social care staff have been working hard to keep us well and safe, adapting the support they offer in response to Covid-19. We want […]

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Coronavirus advice for people experiencing homelessness

Groundswell have developed resources to support people experiencing homelessness during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These include guidance for people who are rough sleeping and living in temporary accommodation and tools for planning a local response. The information includes posters in Polish and Romanian. Coronavirus advice for people experiencing homelessness

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Testing for Covid-19

As we approach the end of April, the Government have announced the further expansion of access to Coronavirus testing to help protect the most vulnerable. Anyone in England with Coronavirus symptoms, who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over, will now also be able to get tested. […]

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