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The challenges Portsmouth residents are facing

Updated: Apr 10

Today we are publishing a report on what people have said are the challenges that they are facing in the city.  This report is the product of a joint research project between the University of Portsmouth and Healthwatch Portsmouth, funded by Healthwatch Portsmouth.  We asked for people’s experiences of accessing health services, education, housing, good quality employment, support networks and social arrangements. Read the report:

FINAL REPORT_ The challenges facing Portsmouth residents_ a community-based research study
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We publicised throughout 2023 the opportunity for Portsmouth residents to tell the university researcher gathering the feedback for us of their experiences and unmet needs.   We also asked people for their ideas on the solutions to the problems they spoke about and have included these in the report, together with recommendations offered in the conversations with 18 individuals and one group of 6 people who support residents in deprived areas to access services.  


We spoke to people living in deprived areas of Portsmouth, namely Central Portsmouth, Buckland, port and Mile End Industrial Estate, Paulsgate and Paulsgrove. The report includes many quotes from what people told the researcher of what they see the problems as being and what needs to change.  We will be inviting Portsmouth residents during 2024 to tell Healthwatch Portsmouth how they think the solutions offered in the report can be achieved in a follow-up activity to this research report.

For enquiries about the report please contact by email:    or phone: 023 9354 1510

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