The Impact of Winter Pressures and the Cost of Living in Newcastle & Gateshead

Healthwatch Gateshead and Healthwatch Newcastle would like to understand:

The impact of the cost of living on your physical, mental, and social health.

Changes to your health and social care due to the cost of living.

The impact of the cost of living on your interaction with health and social care services.

As part of a network of 152 Healthwatch, the Healthwatch Gateshead and Healthwatch Newcastle are independent champions for people who use the health and social care services in our area. Our teams provide community engagement, research, evaluation, and assessment services within the fields of health, wellbeing, and social care. We also provide training and skills development for their teams of volunteers and the wider community. Our work ensures that the views of local people are heard by service providers and result in positive changes that have a real impact for our community. 

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We use your feedback to generate statistical information which we use to assess the current service provision. The information will be used by decision makers to plan future services.   

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