We have recruited 5 community research teams across Scotland. with the help of these teams, we have held a series of focus groups across Scotland. We are now asking people who are over 50 and live in Scotland to complete a survey exploring what it means to live a good life. Our community researchers have used a number of methods to gather this information, including focus groups, which have involved people from across the country. Key ‘quality of life’ themes that have emerged from these meetings include:
- personal independence
- health and wellbeing
- care and support
- mobility and transport
- the role of older people in society.
To involve and engage as many older people as possible and to gain further insight we have developed a survey which will be distributed across Scotland. You can contribute to the project by completing the questionnaire online (link is external).
We encourage you to share the questionnaire with relative, friends and colleagues to help us get as broad a response as possible.
Paper copies of the questionnaire can also be received by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) or calling the Age Scotland Policy Team on 0333 323 2400.
The findings will be summarised in a final written and video report, and a series of short reports and posters on key themes. We will also produce a toolkit to support similar projects in the future.
The report will be published in autumn 2017.