Community Pot 2020/21: Swindon Interactive Arts Service Report

Late in 2019, we invited bids from non-profit organisations in Swindon for a small amount of funding to undertake a survey with their contacts or members. Swindon Interactive Arts Services was one of the recipients of this fund. Find out more.
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Five organisations1 were selected by our Advisory Group and a standard survey was developed with the groups’ involvement. It was adjusted slightly for each to acknowledge the specific differences of organisations’ remits. Four were asked to survey up to 100 participants between April and June 2020. One small activity group undertook to survey its 25 members though that number was not achieved.
Covid-19 intervened and the 11 surveys in this report were all completed between May and June 2020 on paper by people involved with Swindon Interactive Arts Service (SwIAS).

Key findings

  • People have found it difficult to get appointments at GP surgeries. Access for people with limited or no personal access to online services needs to be maintained.
  •  The Special Care Dental Service was appreciated.
  • Although not expressed in the survey results, the absence of day services during the COVID-19 period will have been a challenge for those previously attending them.


You can find out more about what we heard in our final report.

If you need this report in a different format, please email or call 01793 497 777.

Final report

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