Introduction to Age Friendly

Closing Date for Survey: 7th March 2021

If you require any assistance or guidance to complete the survey you can ask a family member, friend or neighbour to help.  If you require additional support to complete this survey or require the survey in an alternative format please contact:

Jacqueline Parkington, Age Friendly Co-ordinator
Telephone:        028 7125 3253
E-mail :      or


The Age Friendly programme wants to help improve the quality of life for older people living within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.  As an Age Friendly Community it is important for us to all work together to identify and make the changes in both the physical environment (e.g. transport, housing, outdoors spaces) and social environment (e.g. volunteering, leisure, employment, and services) that are relevant to enable people to lead healthy and active later lives.  Because older people know best what they need, it is really important that you are at the centre of any efforts to create a more age-friendly community for Derry City and Strabane.

We will use this survey to assess our City and Districts age friendliness in relation to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Age Friendly Cities Framework.  This framework proposes eight interconnected domains that can help to identify and address barriers to the well-being and participation of older people.  All information gathered will help to develop a baseline assessment of the age friendliness of our city and district which will support the co design and development of an Age Friendly Strategy and action plan.  The eight domains of the Age Friendly Framework are:

Outdoor Spaces & Buildings
Social Participation
Respect & Social Inclusion
Civic Participation & Employment
Communication & Information
Community Support & Health Services

The information gathered will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be used for any other purposes.

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* 1. Are you male or female?

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* 2. It is important for us to understand the issues for people of different ages. Which of the following groups includes your age?

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* 3. What is your current employment status?

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* 4. How is your health in general?

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* 5. How would you rate your quality of life?

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* 6. Please enter your postcode

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* 7. Who lives in your household? (please tick all that apply)

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* 8. Do you have caring responsibilities for someone in your household or living elsewhere?

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