Coping with the virus: what you told us

Here is some feedback from East Sussex Council concerning the results of the recently conducted survey.

“Many thanks to everyone who took the East Sussex Council survey on how the virus is affecting you. There were well over 10,000 responses, an the information given will guide the work to help East Sussex rebuild and recover. 

The full results and background to the survey are now on our site but here’s a selection from what you told us:

  • Community: more than one in three people (35%) said they felt closer to their community as a result of the virus. A similar number (36%) felt there was no change and a slightly smaller number (28%) said they felt more distant
  • Your finances: one in 10 people (10%) said their household income had been greatly reduced by the pandemic and a further one in four (26%) said they had suffered some reduction 
  • Health and care: your biggest concern, chosen by almost half (47%). The next greatest areas of concern were finances (20%), education (15%) and crime and safety (7%)
  • Education: more parents of school-age children said they would be confident sending their children to school than not. Of these, 42% were confident, 40% were not and 12% were unsure
  • Local economy: improving the local economy was the single biggest priority for the future (chosen by 30% of people). This was closely followed by quality of life (24%), by public services and by the environment (both 17%) and then by education (12%).”

Full details of the survey and how we are responding are on our site