Social activity: understanding your needs
By filling out this short survey , you will help us to better understand what local organisations can do to help reduce isolation and loneliness in Reading.
If you choose to give your contact details (which will be separated from the survey results so your responses remain anonymous) you will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 voucher for a high street store of your choice.
My age is
I live in
How long have you lived here?
Less than 1 year
My gender is
Prefer not to say
I identify as
White English / Welsh / Scottish / Northern Irish / British
Gypsy or Irish Traveller
Any other White background (please describe in other)
Mixed White and Black Caribbean
Mixed White and Black African
Mixed White and Asian
Any other mixed / multiple ethnic backgrounds (please describe in other)
Any other Asian background (please describe in 'other')
Any other Black / African / Caribbean background (please describe in 'other')
Any other ethnic group (please describe in 'other')
Please tell us about your home circumstances
Living in a house share
Living with a partner
Living with children
Recently divorced / separated
A carer (for a friend or relative)
New to Reading
In temporary / unstable accommodation
Full time parent
In supported living accommodation
Living with parents
How many times in the past 2 weeks have you spent time with other people?
Would you like this to increase?
Where have you met with people in the past 2 weeks?
During the past week I have felt lonely
Rarely or none of the time (less than one day)
Some or a little of the time (eg 1-2 days)
A moderate amount of time (eg 3-4 days)
Most or all of the time (eg 5-7 days)
Do you want to increase your social contacts and / or make more friends?
If yes, how would you like to do this? (tick as many as are relevant)
Meeting people one-to-one
Opportunity to meet people in small groups (3-6 people)
Social events (lunch clubs, day centres, Meetup groups)
Over lunch or coffee
Activity specific (please explain what in 'other')
Sports / fitness activities
Online (Facebook, Skype, and other social media)
Opportunities to meet neighbours
What is stopping you access these activities already?
I don’t know what / where / when things are happening.
There is nothing going on that I’m interested in.
Transport is a problem (please explain how in 'other').
I don't feel confident going on my own.
I'm not physically able to go on my own.
Activities don't happen at a time that suits me (please explain further in 'other')
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Please provide your contact details if you would like to be included in our free prize draw (contact details will be separated from responses for anonymity.)
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