Young persons questionnaire

For the last 2 years, CBSA has run Best Friends, an intergenerational project which supports and trains young people to take dogs to visit older people in care homes.    Based on its success to date, we are now looking at the best way to further develop this project.   If you live in the rural areas of South West Wales, and aged between 16 and 24, we would like to know more about you and what you want. 

The information will be used to determine the further development of our Best Friends Project, and we are very grateful your participation. 

* 1. Are you male or female?

* 2. How old are you?

* 3. What Area do you live in?

* 4. Which best describes you?

* 5. Can you tell us about your options and opportunities?

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't know
Where I live limits my ability to take up training opportunities
Where I live limits my employment options
There are limited employment opportunities where I live
My future is full of opportunities which I take advantage of
There are excellent recreation/leisure activities where I live
I meet friends regularly and have a good social life
I wish I lived somewhere less rural
There are limited places to socialise where I live
There is a strong sense of community where I live

* 6. In the last 12 months, have you done any of the following unpaid for someone who is not a relative?

  Yes No Don't know
Keep in touch with someone who has difficulty getting out and about
Shopping, paying bills
Cooking, cleaning, laundry, gardening or other routine household jobs
Sitting with someone who is sick or frail
Looking after a pet
Given advice to someone
Writing letters or filling in forms
Representing someone - e.g. talking to the council or bank
Transporting someone - taking them to hospital or an outing, either by car, train or just walking

* 7. If you answered yes to the last question, how often have you done unpaid work?

* 8. Would you be interested in any of the following activities:

  Yes No Don't Know
Volunteering in your community
Getting to know and chat to older people
learning practical skills such as cooking, money management, gardening or IT
Personal development -  such as organisational skills or confidence and self esteem
Supporting others and sharing your skills, such as helping older people with IT
Being healthier - improving my eating habits, getting involved in outdoor activities
Meeting new people and making new friends