We’re no longer in a national lockdown and life feels as though it is slowly getting back to normal, but for those who contracted COVID-19 and are still living with the debilitating consequences of the virus, the battle is far from won. With almost 400,000 UK adults experiencing the prevailing symptoms of COVID-19 over a year after first contracting the virus, Long Covid continues to remain on the agenda as a pressing and pertinent issue.
This webinar from National Voices explores a person-centred response to Long Covid. This webinar event emerges as a sub-section of National Voices’ larger programme of work commissioned by NHSE/I, working alongside six VCSE organisations who support members of the community at risk of exclusion.
During this event we will be joined by Michael MacLennan of covid:aid, Claire Hastie of Long Covid Support, Sammie Mcfarland of Long Covid Kids, and Davine Forde, a Lived Experience Associate from Manchester Health & Care Commissioning. They will engage in a panel discussion, sharing the lived experiences of those with Long Covid and shining a light on the crucial work that community-based organisations are doing to alleviate the burden on health services in response to Long Covid. Rachel Matthews, our Head of Experience, and Keymn Whervin, our Lived Experience Associate, will also examine the impact of implementing strategic co-production in working with lived experience leaders, uncovered through their Voices for Improvement project at National Voices. Discussions will be followed by a Q&A session with questions invited from attendees.