A new survey will soon be circulating in Drumheller. The Social Needs Assessment, offered by Drumheller Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), aims to find out what people want from the Town. April Harrison, FCSS Co-ordinator for the Town of Drumheller, explained how the survey is structured.
"There'll be three parts that people within the community can participate in, effectively asking them about services and programming: what's good, what needs work (and) where the gaps are."
In addition to the survey, FCSS will use other means to determine the current needs of the community.
"There are some focus groups for certain demographics, for example youth, seniors, people with children under the age of eleven."
Once completed, the final report will be available to community associations offering social support.
"It's about being ready and prepared to respond to current needs and not just thinking that we can do the same thing year after year after year and that's what's going to always be what's needed. Things change."
The survey will be available online soon. FCSS will also be in the community this fall to help people complete the survey. More information about the survey, the community information sessions and the focus groups is available on the town website.