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Community monitoring tool

This page was last updated on 23 April 2020 at 11:15hrs

In order to understand how the community are feeling and what challenges you are facing, a community monitoring tool has been set up. This has now had over 5,500 participants. If you would like to sign up, you can do so at any time by filling out this voluntary form. The information collated will be used to match the needs of the community with coronavirus related services and support. 

It was launched on 27th March to help gauge how the community was feeling and the challenges being faced as the days in lockdown progressed. It has now moved into a second phase, with the aim of understanding the prevalence of coronavirus-like symptoms in the community as we make a phased exit from lockdown.

Phase 1 – Daily Monitoring

1,106 participants (20%) requested support or information through the tool. 39% of self-employed participants and 36% of unemployed participants sought information or support. Whereas 18% of participants that were employed or non-employed, 11% of those in education and 17% of those that had another economic status.

The most frequently identified topics that respondents identified that they wanted more support or information on (noting that respondents could select multiple topics) were as follows: 

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10% of those aged under 65 requested information or support, compared with 3% of those aged 65 and over.

Analysis has shown that there was little difference in the portion of respondents seeking more support based on whether they were social distancing, shielding or self-isolating; 8%, 10% and 12% respectively. However, there were differences across other categorisations.

A higher proportion of self-employed respondents requested more support or information than employed people; 30% compared with 8% respectively. 5% of the unemployed respondents requested support or information. 4% of the non-employed and those in education requested support or information.

Community tool graph

Of those that are employed, nearly 80% said that they were able to continue working fully or partially, with 20% being unable to work at all. However, of those that are self-employed 57% said they were unable to work at all at the point of registration. Changes in these figures will be monitored as the phased exit from lockdown progresses.

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More information is available in the Community Monitoring Report, which can be found in the downloads section of this page.

To find out how we collect and store your data safely and securely, please see our Fair Processing Notice.

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