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Did you know it’s been three years since the start of the pandemic?

Aiming to be the biggest survey or its kind in the North East, the Big County Durham Pandemic Survey wants to know - how are you since the start of the pandemic?

The survey is set to capture people’s experiences and stories to understand how the pandemic and COVID-19 impacted people’s lives – whether it’s your health, happiness, work, leisure, relationships, finances, satisfaction with local services, or anything else you want to tell us about.

The survey aims to review how communities are doing, to shape future services and ensure community need is met.

Carol Gaskarth, Chief Executive of PCP, said: “Since the launch of the survey, data has shown that 24% of people who have taken part have said that life is significantly harder, and that those people hit the hardest, are often the people struggling most with the cost of living crisis today.

“More results from the research so far show that since the pandemic 68% of people said that they felt less connected to other people and 28% said that they had learned important or positive life lessons.

“To develop a full picture, you’re invited to take part in the County Durham Big Pandemic Survey and share your story to make a difference and contribute to a piece of living history. The insight from the survey will be used to make impactful change as it will be reported back directly to the Local Authority and community organisations. We encourage you to take part and share your story.”

As a thank you, by taking part in the survey you could be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.

Over to you, now is time to have your say – how are you since the start of the pandemic three years on?

The survey can be taken online, via telephone or in-person, and only takes around eight minutes to answer the basic questions.

You can find the online survey here, text or call 07706 343385, or call telephone landline on 01325 321234 to take part via phone.

For more information on how to organise a talk or group sessions in-person, please contact

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