Listening to you

In early 2020, we spoke with local people about which aspects of health and social care they'd like us to focus on in the next 2 years.
Family sitting in a park together at a Healthwatch event

We spoke with over 350 local people from a range of different backgrounds and life experiences. 

Then in March, Covid-19 meant that everything suddenly changed. This report outlines the issues you told us about before the impact of the pandemic was known; we believe these experiences are still relevant to services as they consider how they adapt and change in light of Covid-19.

What you told us will help shape the work of Healthwatch Sheffield as we consider our focus for the next 18 months.

Your key messages:

  • Mental health services are difficult to access and are not working well
  • Different services across health and social care are not working well together
  • Services are not tailored to people’s needs and life circumstances
  • Local people are interested in wider social, economic and environmental issues related to health, the prevention of poor health and promotion of wellbeing
  • Healthwatch Sheffield has an important role in gathering the views of local people and impacting change and there are ways we can expand our work


If you need these documents in a different format, please email or call 0114 253 6688.

For more information about what local people told us, and how this will shape our work, read the full report:

Listening To You

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