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Tell us what you think about housing for older people 

If you’re aged 60 and over and live in Brighton & Hove, we’d like to hear your plans about the type of home you’d like to live in.

Tell us what matters to you to help us plan the housing we need for older people in the city in by completing our housing for older people survey

You can also share your views by taking part in one of the discussion groups being run later in June.

The survey is open until 14 July and people taking part can enter our free draw to win a £50 shopping voucher. 

What we’d like to know

Councillor John Allcock, chair of the council's Housing & New Homes Committee, said: “We know that people make different decisions about where and how they live as they get older. We are keen to hear people’s views to help us work out what types of homes the city needs.

“Some will want to stay living in the same home, others will look to move to more manageable homes, and some will feel that housing specifically designed for older people will best suits their needs. 

“We want to hear from people living in all types of accommodation. If you’ve recently moved, we’d also really like to hear about your reasons for moving.” 

The feedback will help shape the city’s future planning policies and the development of specialist housing and support services in the city. 

How to send us your views

You can complete our housing for older people survey online or by completing and sending us a paper copy. 

You can pick up a paper copy at any of the city libraries or can ask us to send you a copy by emailing housing.strategy@brighton-hove.gov.uk or calling us on 01273 293030.

The survey is open until Sunday 14 July and everyone taking part can enter our free draw.

Take part in our discussion groups

We’re also running a series of discussion groups for people aged 60 or over who own their homes and people who rent. Everyone who attends will get a £10 Love2shop voucher – as well as free tea and biscuits of course!

  • Wednesday 19 June, 2.30pm-4pm in Hove for home owners aged 60 and over
  • Wednesday 26 June, 2.30pm-4pm in central Brighton for people aged 60 and over who rent their homes
  • Wednesday 26 June, 5pm-6.30pm in central Brighton for home owners aged 60 and over

If you’d like to come along to one of the discussions, please contact Sophie Fox by emailing s.fox@housinglin.org.uk or calling 07307 160780 for more details and to book your place.

The sessions are being run by HousingLIN on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council.