Healthwatch Croydon have published a report on the experience of Croydon COVID-19 shielders during first lockdown.

You can also view a video were they discuss shielding and the impact of the report, which can be viewed here.

This report, initially shared with Croydon Council in October, and completed three weeks after the survey closed, helped make improvements to services just in time for second lockdown and continued to influence as we move back into shielding as a result of Tier 4 restrictions.   

This year, our reports on this, as well as initial responses to the impact of COVID-19 which raised the issue of mental health as a result of lockdown, have helped health and social care service providers gain useful insight from Croydon residents and service users. 

source healthwatch croydon