Views sought over future of older people's housing

Residents have been asked to have their say on the borough’s plans for older people’s housing.

Trafford Council is consulting with its residents in order to deliver an integrated approach to the housing needs of older people in the borough.

Anyone who takes part in the online survey can choose to be entered into a free prize draw to win a £100 Love to Shop gift voucher.

The consultation is focused on people aged over 55 but anyone can take part.

The aim of the Older People’s Housing Strategy is to improve the range and quantity of housing provision for older people and will contain an action plan and priorities for the Council.

Cllr Kevin Procter, Trafford Council Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said:

This strategy is all about maximising independence and quality of living for our older people.

It is really important that older people are able to remain in their own homes if they choose to do so, or have access to high quality accommodation that is right for them and in the right location.

We really want as many people as possible to take part in this survey, no matter their age, and help shape the future plans of our Council.

Many of us have an elderly relative and we know how important it is that they continue to live independent lives or are given the support they need. The aim of the survey is to do exactly that.

To take part in the questionnaire, which has been sponsored by Kingsley Healthcare, visit the Draft Older People's Housing Strategy page.

If anyone needs help completing the survey, pop into a library and an assistant will help. For more information, email housing.strategy@trafford.gov.uk or call 0161 912 4176.

The consultation period ends on Sunday 24 February.

Posted on Thursday 10th January 2019

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