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  What is ViewPoint?
ViewPoint is a residents' research panel, from the population of Torbay.
  Who can be a member of the Viewpoint Residents Panel?
Any Torbay resident, aged 18 and over, can apply to be a member. We would like the panel to reflect the profile of the population of Torbay, for example by age, gender and postcode, so we will ask for these details when you apply.
  What would I have to do?
If you are accepted onto the panel we will send you a couple of short questionnaires per year to complete. This will give you the opportunity to have your say about the development of services, policy and your local community:
Surveys can be completed online or we will send you a copy in the post. Occasionally there are opportunities to take part in focus groups or further research but this is optional.


About You

  The data provided will be used to help us understand the views of different groups of people based upon gender, age group and geographical location therefore please ensure these questions are completed in full.  In order to be considered for the panel you must be aged 18 or over and a Torbay resident.
  Your Name
  Your Home Address

About You

  Employment status
  Do you have access to a car?
  How long have you lived in Torquay?

Engaging with our Community

  We are keen to include as many points of view as possible, this will enable us to gain an understanding of different community experiences.
  How would you describe your ethnic origin?
  Mixed race
  Asian or Asian British
  Black or Black British
  Chinese or other ethnic group
  Would you like to take part in consultations looking specifically into the views of people who are from a similar ethnic background as yourself?
  Do you have any long-standing illness, disability or infirmity? (long standing means anything that has affected you over a period of time or that is likely to affect you over a period of time)
  Does this illness or disability limit your activities in any way?
  If your disability or illness does limit your activities, please select below in what way:

How We Could Engage With You

  In addition to completing the Viewpoint questionnaires, there may be opportunities to get involved in other ways.  These would be infrequent and not likely to exceed more than once a year.  Please indicate below if you are interested in any of the following additional ways we could consult with you.
  Small group discussions: Where you take part in group discussions with other panel members on particular council services or issues of the day.
  Face-to-face: A representative calls at your home and spends a maximum of half an hour asking questions.
  Telephone:  A representative rings you and spends around ten minutes asking questions.
  If you are not selected to be part of the panel, may we include your details on our database and contact you about other consultations?
  Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.  If you have any queries about the Viewpoint panel or would like this form in an alternative format then please contact the Policy, Performance & Review Team on 01803 207227 or email us at consultation@torbay.gov.uk
  Please click on the SUBMIT button below to send us your details.

Data Protection: The information you provide on this form will be processed by the Policy, Performance and Community Engagement Team, Torbay Council in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation. Your responses will be stored in a secure electronic database, they will only be used to assist in the analysis of opinion, and will not be kept for longer than 5 years. It may also be disclosed to other departments within the Council for such purposes. For further information about how we handle your personal data and your information rights please visit our website.

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