Published Monday, 01 March 2021
Coventry City Council is sending out invitation letters to complete the Household Survey, asking residents their views on living in Coventry, quality of life, and how the pandemic has affected them.
The Household Survey is normally conducted with the city’s residents face to face every 2 to 3 years – but during the COVID-19 lockdown, face-to-face interviews have not been possible. Instead, invitation letters are being sent by post to 20,000 selected Coventry addresses to complete the survey online, on paper or by telephone.
The letters all contain a unique code and a link to the online survey – or an invitation to contact the researchers for a paper or telephone version, if for instance the householders are non-English speakers and need a translator to go through the survey in their native language.
Questions in the survey seek views about living in the city, quality of life before and during the pandemic and how they have been affected, as well as the Council are responding to this. The findings will help us to build back better after COVID-19, plan for improved essential services, boost our health and well-being and the places we live in.
Residents are being asked to complete the survey as soon as possible, as it will no longer be available after 21 March.
Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities at Coventry City Council said:
“We really want to understand how COVID-19 has affected the lives of Coventry citizens and so completion of the survey is really important. We want to see how much the lockdowns have changed the way we view the city, the way we think about our neighbourhoods and communities, our health and mental wellbeing and our participation in cultural activities in the run-up to Coventry UK City of Culture 2021”.
“So if you get a letter from us, go online and complete the survey if you can or contact the research agency for a paper version or to have a telephone interview where various language options are also available”.
The Household Survey is not to be confused with the 2021 Census Survey that all households will also be asked to complete on 21 March. The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. Both surveys help us to better understand the population of the city.