We use feedback from residents to help us decide on key issues to prioritise for our work. We also consult with our Diverse Communities Health Voice partners to ensure that our priorities are informed by the experiences of residents who find it harder to be heard.
Access to non-Covid related healthcare
COVID-19 has led to many changes to health and care services: non-urgent treatment being postponed, a reduction in face-to-face appointments, care homes limiting public access. As services return to something like ‘normal’ it will be our role to help services to understand the impact that these changes are having in the wider community.
Covid vaccinations and Long Covid
We will continue to provide reliable, up-to-date information about Covid vaccinations and Long Covid, and work with partner organisations to ensure that this information is accessible to residents whose first language is not English.
We work in a diverse borough and know that some communities are less able to get their voices heard. Protected characteristics such as age and disability can also impact on residents’ ability to access services. As a member of the Fairer Together Borough Partnership, we will champion residents’ views and work with statutory and community colleagues to make Islington a fairer place for all.