Early results from a survey show that the campaign is popular in raising awareness about ageing in our streets and think that it could help reduce isolation of older people, according to our survey of 126 residents in 15 streets.
The campaign was launched in autumn 2014 in Bristol with full local media coverage. 55 streets had the campaign leaflet to introduce the idea and offered the activities Toolkit. 13 streets were door knocked to encourage participation.
93% said it is a ‘good idea’, especially the campaign name and flyer which prompted residents to think about relationships between age groups in their street.
In conclusion 67% said that the campaign ‘could generally help to reduce isolation of older people’. 29% of those surveyed were over 65 years old.
More detailed results our shown here.
Contact Streets Alive for help in developing the campaign locally in your area.