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Join our Health Messaging for All project


Do you find public health messages about covid confusing? 

 Do you feel unclear on how to protect yourself and those you love from COVID 19?  

If so, we want to hear from you! 

There is so much information out there about Covid-19 and what you need to do keep yourself safe. It can sometimes be overwhelming, confusing and difficult to understand.

Real is running a project with public health to make sure this information is accessible to you and different groups of disabled people.

Email or read on to find out more.


What to expect? 

Workshops: We want to hear about the health information you have or have not received around Covid-19. Did you find it accessible? How easy was it to understand? We also want to work with you to create new, improved health messages for other people with your disability. This will help to keep people safe during the pandemic and save lives.

The workshops will take place online and are small, informal and confidential. The next workshop will take place on Tuesday 6th April at 3pm and would love for you to attend. If you are interested in joining please contact Hannah West at

1:1 Chats:1:1 chat’s will take the form of an informal chat online or over the phone. They will be a way for you to share your personal experience with us and the impact that it has had on you.

Community Champions: We would also like to engage some Local Voices and Real members to be Covid-19 community champions. This is an opportunity to get firsthand information from the council regarding covid-19 by attending weekly meetings, and also support you to feedback this vital information to your community.

Survey: Would you like to be entered into a raffle with the opportunity to win a £200 or £100 Amazon voucher? Healthwatch is running a survey to understand the experience of disabled residents accessing health and social care services during the pandemic. You can complete the survey yourself online or they have trained staff to help you complete it over the phone. It will take about 20 minutes and will help the NHS plan future services for you and other disable people.

To complete the survey, please follow the link here For help completing the survey please find contact details below.


How to get in touch 

Local Voices: If you are a member of the Local Voices network and are interested in joining a future Local Voices workshop, please contact Rob Johnson at:

Real Workshops and 1:1s: To get involved in a workshop, share your experience 1:1, or find out more about becoming a Community Champion contact

We will also be running more workshops in the coming month for specific impairment groups. If you would like to be involved with these let us know and we will send you some more information.

Health Watch Survey Support: 

Telephone 0800 145 5343



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