As communities across Pembrokeshire emerge from lockdown due to COVID, PLANED has worked with partner organisations such as PAVS, Pembrokeshire County Council, Span Arts and Hywel Dda University Health Board, to develop a community focused survey to gauge what communities immediate thoughts, needs and opportunities are.
In the last year we have seen a reinvigoration of our communities, with more residents becoming actively involved to support their neighbours and local businesses as we have faced lockdown, and the wider socio-economic challenges this has brought to all. Having been planned since last year, PLANED wanted, working in partnership, to address and capture the changing emphasis within communities, and the empowerment that many new ‘actors’ within those communities have brought to action, alongside more long standing community leaders and activists.
This survey is about the support community based organisations can provide in the immediate term for communities over the next 12 months initially, as we emerge from lockdown. The information from the survey is completely anonymised, compliant with GDPR, and will be analysed by the partners above, to help inform the future support needed and required within communities across all applicable projects and initiative that may be delivering support now, or in the future across Pembrokeshire.
This pilot will help all organisations working together for communities, to understand the type of information and data that is representative of what people need and require, whilst demonstrating trends, needs, and demands that communities expect and are experiencing. The survey is available both online, and in paper format, as well as an easy-read version for those who request it specifically.
For those completing paper versions, drop-off points into secure mailboxes are available at all Pembrokeshire County Council operated leisure centres across the county, with further details of where, available online.
You are also welcome to contact Abi at PLANED on 07951 515075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a paper copy in the post (this includes a freepost return envelope). Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S9PQ3VK
The views of residents within communities across the county, are critical to help inform and shape the immediate support needed to be provided post COVID by organisations across the third and public sectors particularly in partnership, and your responses within the survey will help us to continue to help your communities as we emerge from lockdown.
We thank you collectively as partners, for your interest in, and completing the survey, and should you have any further questions, then please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or on 01834 860965.