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Older people in Lichfield and Burntwood asked to give views on future of housing

People aged over 60 are being asked to give their views on the future of housing in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The Housing in Late Life questionnaire is being launched by Lichfield District Council to help inform a new strategy.

The document includes questions on what support local people need for housing as they get older.

Councillor Ashley Yeates, Cabinet member for communities and housing, said: “We know that people make different and difficult decisions about where and how they live as they get older.

“If you live in the district and are starting to think about where you want to live as you get older, we hope you will fill in our questionnaire.

“Getting involved in the consultation will really help us to shape housing for our older population.”

The Housing in Later Life questionnaire can be found online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/housinginlaterlife until 18th November. Everyone who takes part will also have the opportunity to enter a draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

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5 Comments

  1. Tony Watts OBE

    21st October, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    This is a really enlightened approach to ensuring long-term housing needs of an ageing population are met… & will also help ensure developers create product that’s actually needed. I just wish other parts of the UK were as switched on.

  2. Mike

    21st October, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Developers will build what can make s profit or they will go out of business

  3. AnnS

    22nd October, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    And Mike, housing for older people will not be a high priority, especially for those that require to live in social housing, because as we know only too well, very very few social housing properties are built.

  4. AgitatorofPeople

    22nd October, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    The next generation in 10 to 15 years of “older” people will need something different again as their children will be living with them, as they started family later, due to the ridiculous price for a pile of bricks.
    Let the developer’s buy up everything and cash in on the baby boomer generation, turn it all into retirement living!
    (Tin foil hat required for the next bit) It’s all a conspiracy by government and the banks to get everybody working longer hours to pay the mortgage and kick any fight out of the already bludgeoned and suppressed population.
    Retire at 67 then kick back and die on a lousy pension the state can’t give a crap about.
    Wooohooo I cant wait for that!
    I will now step off of my dystopian soap box and remove the tinfoil…

  5. Lois

    30th October, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    If anyone wishes to attend a focus group to share your thoughts on this next week then please find out more following this link: https://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/news/article/174/focus-groups-for-people-aged-over-60

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