Southampton City Council’s aims are that older people:
- Live in safe, secure, warm, well-maintained, energy efficient and affordable homes.
- Live in homes of their choice.
- Can get timely advice on housing options and support, and be able to make choices.
- Are able to maintain their independence in their home.
- Live in a safe and well maintained neighbourhood with good access to local facilities, and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local community.
This Strategy covers the five years from 2009 to 2014. It refreshes and builds upon the previous Housing Strategy for Older People (2002 - 2007).
The Strategy plans for the housing and support needs of those who are aged 60 years and over, and those who are planning for their future housing needs. Age by itself does not determine what housing a person may need or wish for, or what support they may need, but as people age their housing needs may change.
This Strategy has been produced with the assistance of a multi-agency group, which included representatives of:
- Southampton Seniors Council
- Age Concern
- Sheltered Tenants Forum (of older council tenants)
- The Tenants Federation
- Local housing association
- Later Years Partnership
- The Council’s housing service
- The Council’s Health and Community Care services
- Southampton Primary Care Trust