1Voice National Residential Weekends

The National Residential Weekend is the biggest event that 1Voice holds in the year. The Weekend caters for all ages and all members of the family. Families and AAC users can support each other to overcome the isolation that being unable to speak can bring. The opportunity is used to network, share information, meet adult role models and have a lot of fun!

In recent years the event has attracted between 60 and 100 people and finding suitable venues to accommodate our group is challenging. Raising funds to help subsidise the cost of the events is also increasingly challenging.

Following on from our successful 2017 Weekend at the end of July, we are looking forward to future 1Voice National Weekends.

We would like to gather some information about your decision on whether or not to attend a 1Voice National Residential Weekend. This will be useful in planning our future events. If there is anything else you would like to share about your decision on whether or not to attend an event that is not covered by the form, please get in touch with Jo at events@1voice.info.

All feedback is greatfully received.

* 1. Have you attended a 1Voice National Residential Weekend?

* 2. Would you like to attend a future 1Voice National Residential Weekend?

* 3. How important to you is the location of the event in choosing whether to attend a 1Voice National Residential Weekend?

* 4. How far would you be prepared to travel to attend a 1Voice National Residential Weekend?

* 5. How important to you is the price of the event in choosing whether or not to attend a 1Voice National Residential Weekend?

* 6. How much would you be prepared to pay to attend an event per person (includes two nights accommodation and all meals)? 1Voice does try and secure funding for its weekends to help subsidise the cost to AAC users and their families however, this is not always possible. The cost to an AAC user is typically less than that for a general attendee and children typically pay a reduced rate.

* 7. All venues used for 1Voice National Residential Weekends are wheelchair accessible however, can you please tell us how important to you are additional accessibility features available at a venue in choosing whether to attend a 1Voice National Residential Weekend? For example the availability of hoists in the bedroom and/or bathroom? Level access showers? High/Low beds? Profiling beds?

* 8. How important to you is the timing of the event in choosing whether to attend a 1Voice National Residential Weekend? Colleges offer more accessiblity features however, this means the events have to take place during the school holidays. Please select from the choices below the timings that would work for you. Please add any other comment relating to the timing of the event.

* 9. How important to you is the theme of the 1Voice National Residential Weekend in choosing whether to attend?

* 10. Please tell us your postcode to help us with our planning of future events. If you are happy to be contacted to discuss anything you have said further please provide your email address.

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