Coventry City Council is sending out letters urging people to engage in the Household Survey, which will ask them about their experiences living in Coventry, their quality of life, and how the pandemic has influenced them.
The Household Survey is typically performed every 2 to 3 years with the city’s inhabitants face to face, but face-to-face interviews were not available during the COVID-19 lockdown. Instead, to complete the survey online, on paper or by mail, invitation letters are sent by post to 20,000 chosen Coventry addresses.
All the letters contain a special code and a guide to the online survey, or an invitation to contact researchers for a paper or telephone edition, whether, for example, householders are non-English speakers and require an interpreter in their native language to go through the survey.
The survey questions request perspectives on urban living, the state of life before and after the pandemic, and how they were influenced, as well as how the Council is reacting to this. The results will assist in our rehabilitation from COVID-19, preparing for better essential care, and strengthening our health and well-being as well as the ecosystems in which we work.
Residents are asked to complete the survey as soon as possible because, after 21 March, it will no longer be accessible.
“We also want to learn how COVID-19 has influenced the lives of Coventry residents, so completion of the survey is really important,” said Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods at Coventry City Council. In the run-up to Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, we want to see how much the lockdowns have changed the way we see the city, think about our cities and neighbourhoods, our health and mental stability, and our engagement in cultural activities.”
“So if you get a letter from us, if you can or call the testing department for a paper version or to have a telephone interview where different language choices are also open, go online and complete the survey.”
The Household Survey is not to be confused with the 2021 Census Survey, which will also be required to complete on 21 March for all households. A special test that occurs every 10 years is the census. Both polls support them with getting a greater view of the city’s population.