Questioning the questionnaire?

UNTIL a few months ago I was a part-time carer for my elderly father. As such, last week I received from Adult Social Care Services a questionnaire seeking my opinion on a proposed method of savings on their budget.

There were effectively two questions, with opportunities to expand on my replies, followed by 16 questions as to my ethnicity, gender, age, disability, etc.

Surely all this monitoring is unnecessary in the current economic climate.

If councils did not have to print the monitoring forms, or employ people to collate the information (and for what purpose?) maybe they could retain Adult Social Care services to ‘substantial’ as well as ‘critical’ service users.

Mrs Lindsey Gwynne

Hampden Park