Shore to Thrive worked with a host of passionate local volunteers and organizations to run a community wellbeing survey of residents of Bayswater and Belmont in November 2016. An impressive total 291 eligible surveys were completed or about 6.5% of the local adult population. The survey was conducted to inform future activities supported by Shore to Thrive. The survey focused on local people’s thoughts about their experiences of living in Bayswater & Belmont with regard to community & personal wellbeing.
Community volunteers were supported with a training session on the content of the survey and how to conduct the survey face to face at local community events. Six community volunteers helped provide a presence at the Bayswater Carboot Sale, the Bayswater Clothes Share and the Housing for Older People Outreach at Preston Court among others.
Surveys were completed electronically & on paper. Local community facilities such as Bayswater and Belmont Primary Schools, the St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church Food Bank, Bayswater Playgroup & Kohanga Reo hosted hard copy boxes and encouraged participation. Ten hard copy boxes were hosted in community spaces in total.
Thanks Janelle Taege, Bridget Swan, Silipa Veikune, Annemarie Carr, Gail Kapa & Cindy Halliburton for assisting with the survey. There were local social media shares through Facebook & Neighbourly, including by the Devonport Community Coordinator & Bayswater Community Committee. The survey link was emailed directly to local contacts. Flyers were delivered to 240 local Navy houses.
The results of the survey were condensed into a short report that was made available in early 2017. That can be viewed here…