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Housing views being sought by council


By Kyle Ritchie


Older people and those with disabilities can give their views on housing and related support available in Aberdeenshire.

The key principles which underpin the Scottish Government policy are planning ahead, choice, control and preventative support.

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Aberdeenshire Council are working together to review the housing and related support available in the region for older people and those who have particular housing needs because of a physical health problem or disability.

The partners want to ensure people with particular housing needs have access to the right housing and related support in Aberdeenshire, when and where they need it.

Older people and those with disabilities are being encouraged to share their views on housing provision and supported services in Aberdeenshire.
Older people and those with disabilities are being encouraged to share their views on housing provision and supported services in Aberdeenshire.

An Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership spokeswoman said: "We are seeking views on the housing and related support currently available in Aberdeenshire.

"We want to know whether people think this enables them to plan ahead, provides them with choice and control and prevents them from spending unnecessary time in hospital.

"We would also like to know what a homely setting means to them."

People can have their say by completing the questionnaire at https://aberdeenshirehscp.limequery.org/521718?lang=en

It should take about 10 minutes to complete. People who need more information or would like to complete the survey in another format can contact integration@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

The survey will close on November 29.

During November and December, the partners will be holding community focus groups to enable to explore the topic in more depth.

The results of the survey and focus groups will be reported to Aberdeenshire Integration Joint Board and communities committee in January and will inform how housing and related support for people with particular housing needs in Aberdeenshire develops in the future.



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