MS Ireland is conducting a repeat of a 2016 comprehensive survey of the needs of people with MS and is asking for participants to help us to continue to provide up to date information, vital services and support to the MS community throughout Ireland.
The information gathered from this vital survey will offer us an evidence-based platform to campaign on our community's behalf. It is therefore very important that we get as many responses as possible – this is a vital opportunity for people with MS to have their voices heard and make their needs known.
Commenting on the Survey launch, Ava Battles, CEO of MS Ireland said:
“At MS Ireland we are striving to provide essential information, vital services and support to the MS community in Ireland. We provide a wide range of services and resources on a national, regional and local level. By taking part in this survey, you will make a real impact on the lives of people with MS from all over Ireland. The results of the survey will help us to plan our future service offerings and will inform us of our ongoing advocacy work for our community. I would encourage all our MS community to take part in this vital survey and ensure we are as collective a voice as is possible”.
The survey takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. All responses will be anonymous, and the questionnaire does not ask for any personal information. MS Ireland would like to assure you that the information gathered will only be used for the purposes stated above.
The first section of this survey (Parts A to F) asks questions regarding you, your MS and the services you may avail yourself of through the HSE or State which may or may not be meeting your needs. The data collected from this part of the survey is essential with regards to our advocacy and lobbying efforts going forward in order to bolster our requests for additional funding and services.
The second section of this survey (Part E) asks questions regarding the services provided by MS Ireland and whether these services are meeting your needs. The data collected in this part of the survey will be used to assess our service delivery and development as well as new service models.
If for any reason you cannot fill out the questionnaire, you can get someone to fill it out with you on your behalf. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Alison Cotter on 0864134265 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org