Thanks to everyone who took part in the consultation around Older People’s Housing, which ended in June 2013.
A cabinet report and a report from the consultation (Appendix 2 to the Cabinet report) was discussed at the council’s Cabinet meeting on 4 November 2013. You can access all of the relevant documents from our meetings pages.
The four public meetings held across the borough were very well attended and so were the individual scheme meetings attended by Councillor Jim Dickson and Councillor Jane Pickard.
We have collated and analysed all of the responses and evidence submitted as part of the consultation to produce a summary report, to be submitted to Cabinet. The evidence includes:
- notes from individual scheme meetings (Appendix 1)
- notes from public meetings (Appendix 2)
- responses from questionnaires (Appendix 3)
(1) completed by residents in sheltered housing schemes
(2) responses from the questionnaire completed by other stakeholders – including members of staff, stakeholder organisations and other Lambeth residents.
- written responses submitted to the consultation – these include letters, emails and other evidence (Appendix 4)
If you are interested in seeing the notes from a specific scheme meeting (held during March, April, May and June 2013), these are available on request.
Background to the consultation - what was the consultation about? (5 March – 7 June 2013)
We consulted on the following proposed options for 24 sheltered housing schemes across the borough. A report setting out proposals to sheltered housing was discussed at Cabinet on 14 January 2013. The proposals included:
- five sheltered housing schemes to be rebuilt as extra care schemes
- 15 sheltered housing schemes to be modernised and retained as specialist social housing, mainly for older people
- four sheltered housing schemes to be sold as sites for new, general affordable housing for people of all ages.
The second part of the consultation asked people for their feedback on three proposed options for the management of sheltered housing schemes.