Is the cost of living affecting your health or wellbeing?

February 21, 2023

At Healthwatch East Sussex, we are really keen to understand the impacts that cost of living pressures may be having on people’s physical or mental wellbeing, both directly and indirectly.

This might include changes in day-to-day living such as what people are eating, wider changes in behaviour such as less use of heating or travel, as well as alterations in the use of any health or care services, especially those which have charges associated with them.

We will use this to help decision-makers better understand how services need to be provided to meet changing needs.

Tell Us Your Experience

Please take 10 minutes to complete our short survey via the link below: 

By taking part in this survey, you will not be asked for any personal information such as your name or contact details, and any information you do provide will be anonymised. For further information on how we use personal information please see our Privacy Policy.

Cost of Living Support

More information on the support available with cost of living pressures is available from:

East Sussex County Council  

The UK Government 

Enquiries and Support 
Copies of our survey  can be requested in another format by contacting Healthwatch East Sussex: by email at or by phone 0333 101 4007.

People can also call to talk through the questions with a member of the team if they would prefer to do this.

All of the feedback from the survey will be published, and shared with Healthwatch England to feed into national work on the impact of rising costs on health.

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For detail on how we use your data please view our privacy policy here.