About Healthwatch Gateshead and Healthwatch Newcastle

Healthwatch Gateshead and Healthwatch Newcastle are independent champions for everyone using health and social care services in Gateshead and Newcastle.
We are here to:

·         Help people find out about local health and care services

·         Listen to what people think of services

·         Help those planning and running services, and the government, understand what people want


About the Questionnaire

Loneliness was identified as a recurring issue in previous Healthwatch community engagement projects, and we recognised that these feelings occur in wide ranging settings and in all stages of life. Volunteers explored questions around loneliness and isolation and co-created this project and survey. We chose to carry out the project targeted at speaking to young people about loneliness and isolation.

 Results of this survey will be used in a report that will help to identify:

·         What factors contribute to young people feeling lonely.

·         Highlight what services young people are aware of.

·         Help Identify what demographic factors are most common in lonely young people.

 All information collected in this survey will be kept completely confidential and will be anonymised in the final report.