Guernsey charity Liberate has launched a new survey to understand the needs of the island’s senior community.
Liberate, has launched the ‘Over 65’ survey to inform the local charity sector of any needs that are not currently being met, and to help create any services or provisions that may be missing that could enhance the lives of the over 65 community in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The survey, which is funded by the Pargiter Trust, is seeking to identify what the over 65s would like to see happen and give them an opportunity to voice their opinion. The survey is open to everybody in the Bailiwick of Guernsey that is 65 or older, not just those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ population.
Some of the questions include which services should be improved, whether certain things like technology, disabilities or money make things harder to access and if social activities are of interest. Other questions delve deeper asking ‘have you experienced discrimination, prejudice, or unfair treatment in the last five years?’ and ‘what concerns you?’.
Ellie Jones, CEO of Liberate, said: “This survey is very important as it will help us discover what needs changing in Guernsey to improve the lives and wellbeing of our senior population. All responses will be treated with the utmost confidence. We want everyone to feel included in our population and we encourage all those over 65 to complete the survey as we really value your thoughts.”
20,000 copies of the survey will be distributed via Guernsey Post in the week commencing 11th April.
Click here to complete the survey online.
If any assistance is needed in completing the survey, call Liberate on 07839 202201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The survey closes on 24th June 2022.