Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey

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The councillor responsible for providing care for elderly people in Scilly is urging all islanders to give their views on the service.

Cllr Fran Grottick, who chairs the Council’s Community Services committee, says the questionnaire has been sent to every household on the islands and needs to be filled in by the end of the week.

And she wants to hear from everyone – not just older members of the community.

Fran says: “Sadly, we all grow older but how we age and the facilities available to us can make a real difference to our lives, and those of our families and friends.

“So please don’t throw the questionnaire in the bin, even if you think it is of little relevance to you now.”

Cllr Grottick added that all authorities are facing challenging financial times and the views of islanders will help direct how money can be used in the best way.

Extra copies of the questionnaire are available at the Town Hall.



10 Responses to Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey

  1. John Allsop August 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    We didn,t receive any forms to fill in, and untill now i have never heard of this survey.

  2. Fran Grottick July 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    NOT TOO LATE!!!
    Please note that the deadline has been extended for a few days. Sp, please search around to find your survey and it would still be very much appreciated if you could post it.
    Alternatively, you can deliver it to the Town Hall and a post will be done from there on Monday. There are still some copies of the questionnaire at the Library which is open Saturday morning from 9.30 am to noon.
    If you do not have a survey , you can still write a note of your views and send that.
    Many thanks and best wishes Fran

  3. another pensioner July 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    How I wish Dr. Adrian Davis was still a Councillor, he really is a person who knows what he is talking about and I must confess his knowledge and understanding is greatly missed. Had the forms for the survey been more condensed it probably would not have been destroyed, I know it was vital for it to be completed, but for me too much information, not all of which I felt was required, and also far too time consuming.

    • Pete July 22, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Typical British attitude. It’s to much trouble. Give it some thought, you could be possibly helping others.

      • Ian T. July 24, 2016 at 6:10 pm

        Hear, hear Pete. These are the people who will be first to complain if things don’t suit their needs. Probably the same people who couldn’t be bothered to vote in the recent referendum. Having said that, those in Scilly who did vote did, at least, vote the right way!

  4. Adrian Davis July 22, 2016 at 12:21 am

    When we made Scilly our home way back in 1970 the Rookery still existed and Park House ,phase one, had just opened. It is now considered ‘unfit for purpose’ by mainland standards but despite this, over the years, the dedicated staff have valiantly soldiered on delivering excellent care to our elderly and vulnerable folk.
    Since Park House was opened the airport and terminal building has had four ‘improvements,’ the roads have had major revamps twice as has the Quay. There have also been major investments at Porthcressa and on the Industrial estate ( sorry Business Park !)
    As well as the millions spent on these projects our Children have quite rightly not been forgotten but the only major development that I can think of that has been of benefit to the elderly and vulnerable during this period is the ‘new’; Health Centre which was funded mainly from the voluntary sector by the hard work of a dedicated Group who made it possible.
    At a time when we are told we are living longer and problems such as dementia are on the increase should more thought be given to a major development ..rather than just reallocating the present budget?

    It is said that a community should be judged by how it cares for the vulnerable and less fortunate—
    BEWARE….decisions taken now are likely to affect many for generations to come !

  5. Pat Hayden July 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I understand that many islanders have not received a copy of this survey, which is disappointing. However, far more disappointing is the lack of enthusiasm from many people who have received the survey and have made comments such as “it is not relevant to me” or “the questions were not suitable” and have thrown the survey away. It is disgraceful that more replies were apparently received regarding the dog control survey than have been received for this survey. We all grow old. What is wrong with people?

    • A Martian July 23, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Perhaps the lack of enthusiasm is symptom of the belief that the process as administered by this truly dreadful council is just an exercise in getting boxes ticked so that “consultation” is deemed to have taken place. To understand the real value the dabbling Dutchman places on consultation try asking the staff who have been the subject of the latest reorganisation fiasco. Shameful.

  6. pensioner July 21, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Sorry Councillor Grottick, this survey, the printing of the forms ( and postage) must have cost a lot of money and local talk is, guess what, they are going in the bin. It goes on forever.

  7. Mrs julie smith July 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve not received a survey to fill in