During the pandemic, Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen have worked closely with the NHS England dental team, signposting patients to the Lancashire Emergency Helpline for advice and support. However, we received some calls from vulnerable adults who desperately needed oral health support. One gentleman was referred to us by Minds Matters because he was too embarrassed to show his counsellor the state of his teeth but this was exacerbating his mental health issues and causing him to stutter and require speech therapy support. Healthwatch Blakburn with Darwen worked with the NHS England dental team to get him emergency access to a local dentist within a week.