AN independent body is seeking residents' thought and feelings about the pandemic, as it looks to create a report to send to the local authority.

Healthwatch Bury, an independent consumer champion for Health and Social Care in England, has created a survey for people across the borough.

A spokeswoman for Healthwatch Bury said: "As part of our ongoing work to listen and represent local people about their healthcare experiences, we would like to hear how people have spent their time during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown – the difficulties you encountered and/or the things which helped you to live a better life during that period.

"Our work on this will ultimately be used to create a short document conveying people’s thoughts and experiences.

"We will highlight the report to the local authority, as well as charities and support groups in Bury.

"All responses will be treated with confidence and we are not asking people to identify themselves through this survey."

Healthwatch added that they hope to learn from the experiences of all age groups and cultures, as they hope to be representative of all Bury residents.

The lockdown survey can be found on the link below: or on their website (

Alternatively, phone: 0161 253 6300 .