The latest Healthwatch Leeds weekly check-in is focusing on people that are shielding. 

Since the start of the pandemic, many people in Leeds have been advised to “shield” to keep themselves as safe as possible. It’s really important to find out how this has been for them and what can be done to help them over the coming weeks.

Healthwatch would be grateful if people who have been shielding could complete this survey so they can feed back people’s experiences and help shape the city’s response to coronavirus in Leeds. If you’d like more information about shielding, please see the link at the end of the survey. Please share the survey as widely as you can. If people are unable to complete it online, they are welcome to call the Healthwatch team on 0113 898 0035 to talk through the questions.

Healthwatch’s bi-weekly listening campaign is designed to hear ‘How is it for you?’ and involves working closely with partners in the voluntary sector to make sure they are hearing how it felt for the many different communities in Leeds. They also have a question of the fortnight designed to understand what people in Leeds think on big lockdown issues such as mental health, accessing non-Covid health and care services or what people make to the move to digital services.