Listening and Learning
In 2016, CCL conducted the Lyme Individual and Community Assessment (LICA) asking about community members’ needs and choices as we live our lives in Lyme.
This comprehensive survey had two broad purposes:
1) To understand Lyme as a community.
How healthy are we? How long do we want to live in Lyme? Are we getting the kind of medical care we need? What kinds of services, facilities, education and support programs would be useful, beyond what is working now? Do we have a capacity for and interest in more volunteers? What’s the best way to communicate important information?
All adults (18+) were invited to complete this survey, to create a comprehensive and current set of data about the Lyme community. The information may help individuals and organizations in Lyme, as well as those who serve Lyme – including health care providers – make decisions about programs, resources, and information they may make available.
2) To learn how best to serve individuals who many need help now or in the future, or who may wish to be involved in helping others.
How, specifically, could you use help? Do you feel as connected and involved as you wish to be? Are you comfortable that you can remain in your home as long as you wish? Are there specific ways you would like to help others?
A single page asked for specific kinds of services and support individuals may need or be willing to help others with. With this information CCL was able to make connections with helpful neighbors, community activities, and support services. Responses to more detailed questions in the remainder of the survey help make up a clearer picture of Lyme as a community.