Housing survey for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues

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Lichfield District Council is running a second housing needs survey to help make informed decisions about the housing needs of people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.

In its first survey the council asked older people for their views on housing in later life. Through its second survey it is asking adults who have learning disabilities and/or mental health issues questions about their housing status and aspirations.

Questions include where they live, what type of home they would like to live in in the future, what adaptations they might need, and if they would like to live with other people.

The survey can be completed with the help of a family member, carer or friend.

Everyone who fills in the survey will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

Councillor Ashley Yeates, Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing, said:

“In planning for the future housing across the district, it’s important that we know what kind of housing and support our residents need if they have a learning disability and/or mental health issues. I hope we get plenty of responses to our survey, which is available online and through paper copies.”

The housing needs survey can be completed at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/housingneeds until Monday 18 November 2019.

The Housing in Later Life questionnaire for people aged over 60 is also online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/housinginlaterlife.

Paper copies of both surveys are available in the reception of District Council House on Frog Lane in Lichfield, as well as Lichfield Library and Burntwood Library.

The council is also urging anyone who works for an organisation that engages with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues to come forward if they are interested in being involved in this project. To find out more, please email [email protected].


Published: 6 November 2019