Community Equipment survey 2007/2008

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Purpose The Community Equipment Survey covers all adults aged 18 and over who have received a piece of community equipment or a minor adaptation funded by the Adult and Community Services directorate between September and December 2007.
The survey includes 21 compulsory questions and three optional demographic questions, the results from which will provide benchmarking information for councils. The questions have been designed to identify issues relating to community equipment that are important to service users. All the questions have been tested to ensure that they are understood by service users.

The survey has been developed due to a growing need to learn more about whether or not equipment and minor adaptations help service users to live safely in their own homes. Once completed, the results will be returned to the NHS Information Centre, and will provide the first national picture of the provision of community equipment. The Department of Health are planning to develop Performance Indicators from the survey for 2007/08.

Subject Community based health services
Priorities for social care services
Older people
Commissioned by Olive Carroll
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - face-to-face
Questionnaire - telephone
Consultation with Service users
Date 08/02/2008 - 28/03/2008
Undertaken by Business Information


Number in sample 835
Number of responses 587
Response rate 70%

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For more information about this research contact:

Gillian Manuel - Performance Officer