Vital Signs 2019

An estimated 98,000 people in Berkshire are family carers and the numbers are set to grow as more people live longer into older age. Vital Signs 2018 highlighted the stresses associated with combining care giving and paid work, concern that young carers should be enabled to reach their full potential and recognition that older carers are increasingly living with disabilities themselves.

Vital Signs 2019 therefore explores issues for people of all ages giving and receiving care, and wider factors that underpin wellbeing for people in Berkshire.

This Vital Signs survey is designed to help us understand the priorities of local people in relation to care needs in Berkshire communities.

Imagine that within each of the five themes, listed below, you have £100 to donate to good causes, which means you can imagine giving up to £500.
Three lucky winners will each win a £1,000 grant made by BCF to a cause of their choice; to enter this prize draw you must complete at least three out of the five themes.

All the causes are based on actual community organisations active in Berkshire supported through the Community Foundation.

Please use the comments boxes to tell us about why you’ve made these choices and causes that are important to you.

All responses to the survey will be treated in confidence.

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