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  • Homecare - What Matters to You?

    Homecare - What Matters to You?

    Healthwatch Sheffield and Disability Sheffield want to hear from people who use home care, their families and loved ones to find out how services have been working for you. What works well, what doesn’t and how you would like to see things change. Join us to talk about homecare at our online event on Wednesday 17th March 2021 from 2-4pm .

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  • The Mental Health Journey

    The Mental Health Journey

    People in Sheffield have shared their stories of mental health support in the city with Healthwatch Sheffield and Sheffield Flourish. You can read their individual stories about what worked well and what needs to improve and see recommendations for mental health service providers in this new report.

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  • Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during Covid-19

    Each month Healthwatch Sheffield collate enquiries from members of the public, feedback from voluntary sector colleagues, and stories shared on Care Opinion about issues Sheffield people have faced while trying to access health and social care services during the pandemic. Healthwatch Sheffield also conducted a survey from late May to late July to find out how changes in Health and Social Care services caused by the pandemic affected local people, and the way they access support and have recently published their findings.

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  • The Dr will Zoom You Now

    The Dr will Zoom You Now

    Due to the coronavirus crisis many medical and care appointments that would have taken place face-to-face are now conducted digitally which can prove difficult. This report provides top tips for patients and professional helping you to get the most from the virtual health and care experience.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from More People of Colour

    Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from More People of Colour

    In response to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, revealed in a new report, Healthwatch Sheffield have published interviews with people of colour who share their own thoughts and experiences and would like to hear more views from the BAME community, if you’d like to get in touch.

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  • Your Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Your Experiences of Health, Care and Support Services in Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Healthwatch Sheffield want to understand more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local people and their care and support and are asking you to complete their survey. Their findings will help local decision makers decide how to improve services in the future.

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  • Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from People Living or Working in Sheffield Care Homes

    Healthwatch Sheffield Want to Hear from People Living or Working in Sheffield Care Homes

    Due to the Covid-19 outbreak Healthwatch Sheffield cannot visit care homes to hear from residents directly , but it’s more important than ever that they hear about people’s experience of living in residential or nursing care.
    If you or a relative live in a care home, or if you work in one, Healthwatch Sheffield would like to hear from you and will then share good practice and raise issues with Sheffield City Council, as well as various boards and committees across the city to make sure your voice has an impact.

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  • Opportunity to Shape Research and Innovation

    Opportunity to Shape Research and Innovation

    Healthwatch Sheffield are working with researchers from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) to recruit people for a Public Involvement in Research Group (PIRG).Group members will meet virtually or face to face and regularly review ongoing research, new applications for grants and the development of new ideas and products that aim to help people to move more and improve their wellbeing.

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  • Getting to an Essential Appointment During Coronavirus

    Getting to an Essential Appointment During Coronavirus

    During the current lock-down many people still have essential hospital appointments they need to attend, but there are several common questions patients are asking about how services have been affected by Coronavirus.Healthwatch Sheffield has put together a Healthwatch Helpsheet to help you called “Getting to my essential appointment”.

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  • #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp is back! Healthwatch have launched the third round of their small grants programme, designed for community, voluntary, and not-for-profit groups to help their communities to speak up about their health and social care. Applications are open until 27th February 2020.

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