Housing in Later Life Consultation 2021

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The Consultation

We collated views about what the housing needs and aspirations are for the future older generation. We will use the evidence from the consultation to better influence the planning and delivery of a range of housing and support options that reflects what people say is needed.

The consultation closed in January 2022, it was conducted for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council by independent researchers, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network. www.housinglin.org.uk.

Survey interaction

The main consultation was delivered through the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council online consultation portal. A total of 975 residents and businesses participated. The responses varied and of that 308 were informed which indicates they had visited the project page and viewed the survey and documents, 151 responded online, 791 people were aware (clicked on the project page) but chose not to comment or look at the survey or supporting documents.

The overall consensus from those responding is that they strongly support and understand what the Council is trying to achieve and what is required to cover existing provisions within these areas.

Discussions are still ongoing on a way forward which will follow the Councils cabinet process.

Results of the Consultation.

Southend Older Persons Housing Needs Assessment Final Report April 2022

The Consultation

We collated views about what the housing needs and aspirations are for the future older generation. We will use the evidence from the consultation to better influence the planning and delivery of a range of housing and support options that reflects what people say is needed.

The consultation closed in January 2022, it was conducted for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council by independent researchers, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network. www.housinglin.org.uk.

Survey interaction

The main consultation was delivered through the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council online consultation portal. A total of 975 residents and businesses participated. The responses varied and of that 308 were informed which indicates they had visited the project page and viewed the survey and documents, 151 responded online, 791 people were aware (clicked on the project page) but chose not to comment or look at the survey or supporting documents.

The overall consensus from those responding is that they strongly support and understand what the Council is trying to achieve and what is required to cover existing provisions within these areas.

Discussions are still ongoing on a way forward which will follow the Councils cabinet process.

Results of the Consultation.

Southend Older Persons Housing Needs Assessment Final Report April 2022

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.


    What do we mean by housing choices for older people?


    We know people will make different decisions about where and how they live as they get older. Some will want to stay living in the same home, while others will look to move to more manageable homes or will live with family, and some will feel that housing with a minimum age criteria (e.g. 55+) best suits their needs.


    We understand there are lots of different terms for different types of housing options for older people, we have tried to simplify these and have added some definitions which you may want to consider.


    Mainstream housing summary, including honeycomb images with headings of adapted housing, wheelchair accessible housing, general needs housing and community-led housing straddling this heading and the next. Second section called specialist housing with honeycomb box headings of extra care housing, sheltered/retirement housing and retirement village. Third section heading of care homes with honeycomb headings of specialised/dementia care, nursing home and residential home.



    What are the definitions of housing choices for older people?


    The below table includes definitions of the different housing options.


    Retirement village

    Sheltered/retirement housing

    Extra care housing

    • Offer self-contained apartments or houses with readily accessible communal facilities and activities for their residents.
    • On-site facilities vary depending on the size of the development and provider.
    • Staff on site 24 hours a day.
    • Tends to be larger in scale.
    • Has more of a ‘village’ feel than retirement housing.
    • Can be with a private or social landlords, to buy or to rent.
    • Typically self-contained apartments.
    • Usually supported by a part-time/visiting scheme manager.
    • Can be with a private or social landlords, to buy or to rent.
    • More recently termed ‘independent living’.
    • 24 hour emergency help via an alarm.
    • Often has communal areas/activities.
    • Self-contained homes, usually flats or bungalows.
    • Designed with the needs of people with higher levels of care and support in mind.
    • Typically has more communal facilities, for example a restaurant or activities. 
    • A type of ‘housing with care’.
    • 24 hour on-site domestic and personal care staff. 
    • More likely to be with a social landlord, to buy or rent.

     


    General needs housing

    Community-led housing

    • A  term used to describe general family housing and dwellings for single people and couples.
    • A self-contained bungalow, house, flat or maisonette.
    • Housing that is not purpose built, adapted or managed for a particular client group.
    • Can be with a private or social landlord, to buy or to rent. 
    • Often small-scale with no standard approach. 
    • Set  up and run by local people in their own communities, often with external support from housing associations, local authorities or regional/national support organisations.
    • Not-for profit, involving voluntary effort.
    • For people who want to buy or rent.
    • For groups wanting to build new homes or refurbish existing buildings.

     


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