Lockdown Transition - Youth Survey

In early November, over 100 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 in Balcarras School completed a health & well-being survey designed by the CK Health Connect Project team, with the assistance of our partners Emily Vincent, Educational Psychologist and Mark Constance, Head of Year 12 and lead on the school's Covid recovery strategy.

We want to find out how our young people are doing, as we know that for the last 18 months life has been really challenging for many of them. We want to give young people a voice so that our community can better understand their shared experience, whether negative or positive. We also want to learn more about what they tell us is needed to help with their health & well-being.

We are currently analysing the responses to identify themes and patterns in the data, and we plan to publish these findings on this page very soon. Please check back for updates.

Lockdown Transition - Adult Survey

In April of this year we launched a short online and paper copy Health & Well-Being survey, so that as a Council we can better understand the collective experience and needs of the Charlton Kings wider community as we move forward out of lockdown. It is recognised that for many people, to a greater or lesser degree, there has been and will continue to be an emotional, social, physical and financial impact as a result of the pandemic.

Over 200 people responded to the survey and we set to work on the analysis of these responses, which we have now summarised below. These responses highlight some of the challenges and shared experience of our parishioners over the last 18 months, including the impact of school closures on families and young people, digital exclusion and feelings of isolation and anxiety at not being able to meet up with others. It is however heartening to be told from a number of parishioners that it is the strong community spirit and volunteer supports across Charlton Kings that helped to sustain them throughout the pandemic.