Older persons housing strategy

How the strategy was developed

This strategy has been developed by undertaking a review of older people's housing and support services in the borough, listening to the views and aspirations of our residents and looking at the current national and regional context.

This involved:

  • A borough wide survey of residents over 50 yrs.
  • Consultation with key stakeholder groups such as the interfaith group, ethnic and other minority groups and groups representing those with disabilities.
  • Individual discussions on housing issues with residents at Welwyn Garden City Central Library.
  • Focus groups.
  • A review of information, research, statistical data and trends around the ageing population, demographics, health and housing.