Our Changing World

We have launched a report into the experiences of disabled people and people with mental health challenges in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdown which ensued, has presented one of the most significant challenges to people, organisations and services in generations. Between April and June 2020, Barnwood Trust conducted a study which captured the impact of this unique period of time on disabled people and people with mental health challenges in Gloucestershire.  The ‘Our Changing World’ report presents the key findings from this study.

Over 40 local voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in direct contact with diverse groups of individuals took part in the study, as well as representatives from the statutory sector, including health, social care and local government. Disabled people and people with mental health challenges also contributed to the project, including by sharing case studies.

Click on the links below to read the executive summary and recommendations, the full report, and accompanying case studies:

(Executive Summary) Our Changing World: A report into disability and mental health in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic

(Full Report) Our Changing World: A report into disability and mental health in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic

(Case Studies) Our Changing World: A series of case studies to illustrate the experiences of disabled people and people with mental health challenges in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Accessible versions of the Executive Summary

 

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Easy Read format version: Our Changing World: A report into disability and mental health in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Plain text, large format version: Our Changing World: A report into disability and mental health in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic

Audio version: Our Changing World: A report into disability and mental health in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Life before the pandemic

Alongside this study, we undertook some desk research to contextualise the experiences of disabled people and people with mental health challenges in the UK before the Covid-19 pandemic:

The world before Covid-19 for disabled people and people with mental health challenges

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the ‘Our Changing World’ report with us please get in touch with Roz Warden, Head of Research at roz.warden@barnwoodtrust.org

If you would like to work with Barnwood Trust towards implementing any of the recommendations within this report please get in touch with Georgia Boon, Director of Partnerships at georgia.boon@barnwoodtrust.org