Published Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Residents across York are being asked for their views on how and where they, or their loved ones, want to live and be supported as they age in a city wide consultation this month.

City of York Council wants to hear the views of all residents, regardless of their age, about the different accommodation options and what can be done to support life long independence.

The survey forms part of York’s Older People’s Accommodation Programme which aims to ensure that older people’s accommodation needs are met now and in the future.

The survey is available online now at https://www.york.gov.uk/consultations and in paper copy Explore Library Learning Centres. The council will also be running consultations directly with key stakeholders and community groups. The closing date for the consultation is 11 August.

 Cllr Carol Runciman, executive member for adult social care and health, said: “If we are to ensure the city can meet the needs of its growing older population now and in the future, we need to make sure we know how and where people want to live and what is important to them.

“I’d urge people of all ages to get involved in the consultation and help shape the city for the future.”

Cllr Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, City of York Council, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for residents to share their thoughts about accommodation options for older people in the city. We have high aspirations for our house building in York and want to ensure that the homes we develop meet the needs of our residents and that we design for the future.

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