Have your say on Council’s updated housing strategy for vulnerable and older people

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Cheshire East Council has recently updated its Vulnerable and Older People's Housing Strategy, which was first published in 2014.

The aims of this update are to:

  • Provide a position statement following the outcomes from the 2014 strategy
  • Outline what achievements have been accomplished
  • Provide an update on the evidence base, and outline the current housing requirements
  • Explore and provide additional outcomes which will be key in delivering the strategy over its lifetime.

Cheshire East Council is inviting residents to have their say on the proposed strategy which sets out the Council's approach and key priorities for ensuring older or vulnerable residents can access the right type of housing across the borough.

Members of the council's cabinet agreed the draft strategy at their first online virtual meeting, on 5th May. Now the public are invited to take part in a consultation to determine whether the priorities and actions outlined in the plan are appropriate and robust.

Residents can review the 2020 strategy and complete the survey online. https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/VOPHS_Consultation

The closing date for the consultation is 13 July.

Cheshire East Council


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Raymond Walker
Monday 1st June 2020 at 8:45 am
The Council needs to restore confidence by re-assessing the closure of such facilities as Cypress House, Handforth. This was a well used and efficiently-run facility that provided important post-operative and respite care.
Over the decades there was a deliberate run-down of local Council facilities with a plan to dump responsibilities on privately-run organisations that could operate in an autonomous way. It seems the Continent organises its clinical facilities with the focus of community involvement as we used to do. The time has come to reopen Cypress House (and others) that served a wide area and open new similar facilities. We will then know that our Rates are being wisely spent.