4 August 2020
Women’s Lives Leeds are delighted to share with you the COVID-19 Women’s Survey Report including the Executive Summary, findings and recommendations conducted by Women Friendly Leeds.
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic that has swept across the nation, Women’s Lives Leeds were keen to make sure that the effects of this pandemic on women were known, so created an online survey that would provide a quick snapshot of this, with a view that the findings would contribute to the reshaping of services across Leeds.
The Women Friendly Leeds COVID-19 survey was launched on Monday 1 June and closed on Sunday 14 June. A total of 979 responses to the survey were received, telling us that Leeds women wanted their say about their views and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, within a local context.
The purpose of the survey was to gather data to capture the experiences and views of women to gain a wide, diverse perspective, represent the views of as many women as possible and feed this into key decision conversations across the city. This included the “Communities of Interest” work, which is Leeds’s partnership approach to COVID-19. The data will also be shared with other strategic partners, such as Public Health, Safer Leeds, Healthwatch Leeds and the Equalities Assembly.
The questions were focused to provide an understanding of women’s concerns in the current pandemic and its future effects. Questions focused on women’s opinions and their experiences. The survey was launched 10 weeks after lockdown begun, with the aim that women would be able to reflect and respond thoughtfully on their experiences so far.