Thurrock Council’s Public Health team are holding a survey to get the views of Thurrock residents on the housing needs of older residents. Find out more below.
In Thurrock, there are a growing number of older people. There is a strong link between good housing and health for older residents. Issues around accessibility, affordable warmth, maintenance requirements, running costs and isolation from family and friends can all have an impact, and sometimes facilities and services make a person’s existing home unsuitable for their needs in older age.
The Council’s Public Health team are currently leading a piece of work to identify what the housing needs of older people in Thurrock are: what types of housing older people want, what is important to older people in terms of their home, how older people can be supported to stay in their own homes for longer and how the council can better support older people in their choices.
The purpose of this survey is to get the views of Thurrock residents on the above. Thurrock residents of all ages are encouraged to complete so their views can be taken into account for future housing strategies and planning of services.
The survey runs until 05 October 2018 and can be found on the Thurrock Council website.