Public Health Services sent out its 8th Guernsey and Alderney Wellbeing Survey on 18th September to 2,500 households chosen at random. Now they are opening it up so that the wider population are invited to participate.
The more islanders that contribute their opinions and experiences by taking the survey, the more reliable the survey findings will be.
As well as this general invitation for people to take part, a specific call will be going out via schools this week to boost the number of responses from young people aged 16 to18. The Public Health team also continues to hold a number of facilitated sessions with those who attend Day Centres and who live in residential care homes, to ensure that everyone who is able to take part gets a chance to do so.
Head of Health Intelligence, Jenny Cataroche, said: “We are really grateful to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey so far. If you haven’t yet done so and you are a Guernsey or Alderney resident aged 16 or over, please go here and follow the instructions to complete the survey online, or call the Public Health team on 01481 224136 if you would like a paper copy.
“This is a once-in-five-years chance for people to have their say and share their experiences on a huge range of topics linked to wellbeing. Findings from this survey will give us a really useful base of information for shaping services and identifying areas of health need over the next five years. We strongly encourage anyone aged 16 and over to take part to make their experiences and needs known.”
Jenny added: ” We are asking for all surveys to be completed by Tuesday 31st October. Everyone who fills in the survey using the online form will have the option of providing their name and email address to be entered into a draw for a £150 prize. The winner will be announced shortly after the survey closes.
“No individual identifiable data from the survey will be shared with any other States service area. Results will be compared to those from past local surveys and to other jurisdictions and a report will be available in mid-2024.”