Oxgangs Care – a local community-based, community-led voluntary organisation – is about to open a new Older People's Centre in Oxgangs Avenue for people in Oxgangs and surrounding areas who are at risk of social isolation. The Centre will be based in a ground-floor, fully accessible two apartment flat, which will provide cosy domestic surroundings in which older people can meet, socialise and share common interests while taking part in a range of activities. The idea is to provide opportunities for older people and their carers that will help them to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

We are keen that the activities we organise at the Centre will be the sorts of things people would be interested in coming along to. So we have put together a short survey to find out what local people think. It doesn't take long to complete and it would be a great help to us if you could take five minutes or so to fill in thefollowing questionaire.

The survey is anonymous and the results will be used solely to help us decide what sorts of thing we can do at the Centre.

* 1. Do you look after someone else?

* 2. What age-group do you or does the person you look after fall into?

* 3. How much help do you or does the person you look after need to get out and about?

* 4. When would be the best time for you or the person you look after to come along to the Centre?

* 5. Would you or the person you look after be interested in taking part in any of the following activities?

* 6. Is there anything that you or the person you look after would like to do that is not on the list? Please type in the space below.

* 7. Is there any activity that already takes place in the community that you or the person you look after would like to take part in if there was someone to 'chum' you or them? Please type in the space below.

* 8. What is the first part of your postcode and/or the postcode of the person you look after?

* 9. Is there anything else you would like to tell us? Please type in the space below.

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