Home delivery: Trafford Council launches supported accommodation consultation

Residents are being asked to have their say on making sure they have access to the right housing in Trafford.

A consultation has been launched by Trafford Council over the future of supported accommodation in the borough.

Supported accommodation is a type of housing that is provided alongside support, supervision or care to help people live as independently as possible in the community.

Cllr James Wright, Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“We want to make sure that all residents with support needs have access to the right accommodation for them.

“Above all, we want people to feel safe, to be happy and to be able to live independent lives in the community.

“Therefore, I would urge people to have their say to help shape our future policies. You might already be in supported accommodation, be thinking of moving or you know a friend or relative in supported accommodation. Whatever the circumstances, we want to hear from you.”

The consultation is open from 20 September to 17 October and takes around 15 minutes to complete. Once the consultation period is over, the Council will use the answers to consider the type of supported accommodation on offer, the amount of supported accommodation that is needed and where in the borough it should be built, as well as what supported housing services are needed.

The survey can be accessed at https://trafford.citizenspace.com/place/supported-housing-strategy-resident-survey. For more information or advice, contact housing.strategy@trafford.gov.uk.

Posted on Tuesday 21st September 2021