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Your spotlight on local services

The Voices of Disabled Residents in Barking & Dagenham


There is great interest and value in understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of those who use health and social care services. It is of particular importance that the experiences of those who have any kind of disability are explored and understood.

COVID-19 has exposed or created difficulties and problems in the system for people who are disabled but also evidence is showing that it may also be true that, for some, services have actually improved. Barking & Dagenham Healthwatch are presently working with seven other local Healthwatchs across North East London, to hear, explore and understand the views and experiences of disabled people over the last eleven months or so and the people that provide care support to them.

To do that, Healthwatch is calling out to disabled people and their carers in Barking & Dagenham, to add their voices to this study and to get involved. Manisha Modhvadia, Healthwatch Manager said, “This is an opportunity for anyone who lives with a health condition or cares for someone, to share their voice, tell us what works and what needs to change! Your stories are important and we want to listen to them and ensure they are heard. I would like to encourage all of you to respond and share your experiences”

If you live with a health condition that impacts your daily life, we want you to help shape local healthcare services by completing our questionnaire. Anyone who does can enter into a draw to win Amazon vouchers.


For further information and to complete the questionnaire, you'll find it here at

Voice of Disabled Residents

Voice of Disabled Residents – Easy Read version

Carers for Disabled Residents



Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
Lifeline House
25 Neville Road
Dagenham, Essex RM8 3QS