1. Survey Objectives

The results of this survey will assist Headquarters Barbados Defence Force in identifying data related to the types of services available to Ex-Service Persons such as:

a.         information on the services provided, access to, uptake of

b.         satisfaction with current services that are being provided

c.         what services are helpful in assisting soldiers transitioning from military to civilian life.

Your responses will not be identifiable as they will be compiled with all responses received. The survey should take you no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
 

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* 1. You are responding as a:

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* 2. What is the gender of the Ex-Service Person

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* 3. What is the Ex-Service Person's age group 

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* 4. Where does the Ex-Service Person live?

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* 5. What is the length of service of the Ex-Service Person

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* 6. What is the unit the Ex-Service Person served in for the majority of their service?

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* 7. Is the Ex-Service Person:

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* 8. Did the Ex-Service Person encounter any issues after retiring from military service and transitioning into civilian life?

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* 9. Respond to each question with Agree, Disagree OR Not applicable. 

 

  Agree Disagree Not Applicable 
The Ex-Service person had a job when they left the military.  
When the Ex-Service person left the military they had no financial problems or debt. 
The Ex-Service person needed time to figure out what to do with their life after the military.
The Ex-Service person had difficulty transitioning from military to civilian life.
The Ex-Service person had sufficient savings to meet basic needs until pension began. 
The Ex-Service person had sufficient savings to meet basic needs until future employment. 

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* 10. What are the challenges the Ex-Service Person faced living in the civilian community/ after leaving the military?

  Agree Disagree Not Applicable 
Where to go for services 
What Ex-Service benefits they were eligible for 
Housing 
Employment 
Family support 
Information about military/ Ex-Service person events 
Training or education opportunities

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* 11. What services may have made the Ex-Service persons’ transition to civilian community smoother?

  Agree  Disagree  Not applicable
Retirement planning 
Employment Information 
Training/Education opportunities
Support services for family
Psycho-social support to prepare for separation from military 
Information about military/ex-service persons events
Housing
Health care 
Budgeting

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* 12. Is the Ex-Service Person a member of the Barbados Legion?

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* 13. Is the Ex-Service Person aware of the services/benefits of the Barbados Legion?

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* 14. How much does the Ex-Service Person know about the following benefits offered by the Barbados Legion?

  A lot  Some  Little  Nothing 
Transportation 
Social events  
Doctor visits 
Ambulance service
Welfare grant 

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* 15. Does the Ex-Service Person receive the following as a member of the Barbados Legion?

  Yes  No  In the past 
Transportation
Social Events 
Doctor visits
Ambulance service 
Welfare grant 

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* 16. How satisfied is the Ex-Service Person with the services from the Legion?

  Very satisfied  Somewhat satisfied  A little satisfied  Unsatisfied Not applicable (Services are not used) 
Transportation 
Social events 
Doctor visits
Ambulance service
Welfare grant 

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* 17. How has the services improved the quality of life for the Ex-Service Person?

  Very satisfied  Somewhat satisfied  A little satisfied  Unsatisfied  Not applicable (service is not used) 
Transportation
Social events 
Doctor visits 
Ambulance service
Welfare grant 

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* 18. Does the Ex-Service Person receive benefits/ services through any other organisation?

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* 19. If Yes, please describe:

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* 20. Does the Ex-Service Person receive a pension for their service in the Barbados Defence Force?

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* 21. Does the Ex-Service Person receive benefits/services through any of the following services?

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* 22. Does the Ex-Service Person have health insurance?

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* 23. Does the Ex-Service Person have life insurance?

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* 24. Has the Ex-Service Person ever experienced any of the following?

  Yes No
Substance Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Mental Disorders
Homelessness
Legal Issues

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* 25. If the Ex-Service Person has experienced any of the above please described:

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* 26. Does the Ex-Service Person have a permanent place to live?

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* 27. If the Ex-Service Person does not have a permanent place to live, please describe:

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* 28. What benefits/ services do you see as available to Ex-Service Person in Barbados?

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* 29. Kindly rank the following benefits/services based on the Ex-Service Persons' Need:

  No Need Low Need Moderate Need High Need
Medical
Dental
Vision
Hearing
Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse Services
Counselling Services
Food
Transportation
Housing
Homeless Assistance
Employment Services
Pension
Welfare Grant
Disability Services
Education or Vocational Training
Legal Assistance
Budgeting/Money Management
Caregiving Services
Home- help
Mortgage
Utilities
Child Care

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* 30. What are other resources that are available to Ex-Service Persons, which are not listed above?

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* 31. Are there any other services that are NOT available to Ex-Service Persons? Please describe

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* 32. Does the Ex-Service Person currently have family or friends to support them?

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* 33. If yes does the family or friends live near the Ex-Service Person?

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* 34. Which parish does the family or friends of the Ex-Service Person live in?

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* 35. What are the areas of support the Ex-Service Persons receives from their family or friends?

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* 36. Is the Ex-Service Person able to meet their financial obligations and living expenses?

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* 37. Please describe:

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* 38. Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent

  Poor
(1)
Fair
(2)
Average
(3)
Good
(4)
Excellent
(5)
The Ex-Service Persons' ability to sustain a good quality of life?

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* 39. Please describe:

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* 40. What is the Ex-Service Person's most urgent unmet need?

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* 41. Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent

  Poor
(1)
Fair
(2)
Average
(3)
Good
(4)
Excellent
(5)
How do you rate the efforts of the BDF to engage the Ex-Service Persons as a body?

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* 42. Please describe:

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* 43. What ideas do you have about what the BDF can do to engage Ex-Service Persons as a body?

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* 44. Does the Ex-Service Person have any other comments?

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