At the Centre for Ageing Better, we are putting together a report on the State of the Nation for our older people. One of our priority areas is “connected communities”. I’m trying to find variables that pertain to this and have found that you had a variable for “able to access services when need to” and “what stops you from accessing services such as… when you need to” in Wave 6.
1. Can I confirm that these variables are not included in the upcoming Wave 8?
2. Do you include any variables that get at:
people “having things to do” where they live
Having places to go
having people to meet – everyday interactions as opposed to deeper friendships and relationships
3. Finally, I believe that there is an easy way to run quick descriptive analyses of understanding society data through the website without having to download the whole data set into SPSS or the like. Is this the case? I need a cross tabulation of the most recent "access to services variables" by age group. How can I get this without downloading the whole dataset?
Finally, could I ask that this query be expedited? I have had a great deal of trouble registering to use this and I do need this data as soon as possible.