Age Scotland Housing Survey

Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, is seeking the views of people over the age of 55 about their housing and household energy needs.

The national survey is running until 19th January and people have the chance of winning £50 cash if they complete it.

Age Scotland and researchers from Scot Inform are working in partnership to survey people aged over 55 from across Scotland to find out if their home suits their needs and allows them to live well.

The aim is to use the data from the survey to help shape the Scottish Government’s housing policymaking, with a view to how to help people live healthily in their own home into older age to establish the kind of homes that people wish to live in later life.

Adam Stachura, head of policy and communications at Age Scotland, said:

“The quality of the housing you live in has a profound impact on your health, especially as you reach an older age. We want everyone to live well in their home, and to be able to use that home fully.

“We hear from people who are no longer able to use all of their homes due to steep steps or mobility issues, who find their home too expensive to heat properly or who don’t get out of their home enough due to a lack of public services in their area. We also want to know if people have given consideration to their future housing needs and if they feel their current home will be suitable as they age.

“Age Scotland is keen to hear from as many people aged 55 and over as possible in order to get a clearer picture of their housing and household energy. Have your say before 19 January and help shape the future of housing in Scotland.”

The digital version of the survey is available here.

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