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Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
Manisha Modhvadia

How do you keep healthy?

Here at Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham, we are currently undertaking a project to understand the needs of local people when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We’re aware that so much of our lives have been disrupted by the

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Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
Manisha Modhvadia

Healthwatch Barking & Dagenham wins national award

As acting manager of Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham, I’m proud to announce that we have won an award for working with integrated care systems as part of a partnership with seven other local Healthwatch organisations across North East London. This

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Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
Manisha Modhvadia

Building better physical health for young people in Barking and Dagenham

There have been growing concerns in recent years over a rise in a sedentary lifestyles among young people—much has been said of the rise of technology such as social media playing a role. And we can see this starkly at a local level: even before the pandemic, research has shown that Barking and Dagenham has had one of the lowest levels of participation in physical activity across all of London.

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SW!TCH
Dr Anne Smith PhD

Joined-up services create community

The word ‘ubuntu’ expresses the African philosophy of wholeness – it presupposes that one’s humanity is bound up with nature and with other people in the community. A popular idiom in many African communities is ‘one is an animal but two is a community’: humanity comes through being part of the community; all human beings are members of an extended family.

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Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
Manisha Modhvadia

Assessing primary care during the pandemic and beyond

We have all had to adapt the way we work and deliver services for the safety of staff, volunteers, and the public. The coronavirus pandemic has changed many things, but particularly the ways that health and care are being provided.

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Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
LifeLine Comms Team

What we’re doing: Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham

Healthwatch staff have been pivotal in LifeLine’s response via BD CAN – co-ordinating the vital provision of food and medicines to those who are shielding, vulnerable or self-isolating. The team have moved from the usual face-to-face public engagement work to

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