Vulnerable and Older People's Plan consultation

This consultation is now closed.

Housing is increasingly being recognised as having a significant impact on people’s health; poor housing conditions can aggravate both physical and mental health problems, whereas a suitable, warm and well-designed home can help to protect and improve health and wellbeing, prevent existing health conditions from deteriorating and help people to achieve and maintain independence for longer. Vulnerable and older people are particularly at risk of deteriorating health from poor housing and cold homes.

The draft vulnerable and older people’s accommodation plan explains the Council’s vision and aims for promoting a suitable range of accommodation for vulnerable and older people living in the borough, helping to support them to live healthier lives and be as independent as possible.

The plan has been developed in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders and takes into account feedback we received from an earlier consultation about accommodation for vulnerable and older people.

The plan proposes a number of priorities and actions and we want to know what you think about our ideas to help ensure that older and vulnerable people living in the borough have the opportunity to access a suitable and sustainable home that meets their needs and helps them to maintain their health and independence.

How to get involved

The 12 week consultation period runs from 25 April 2016 to 17 July 2016.

To give us your views please read through the vulnerable and older people’s accommodation plan below and complete the feedback questionnaire, either online or by printing off a paper copy.  If you prefer, you can request a paper copy of the plan and questionnaire by contacting the Housing Strategy Team.

Other ways to take part

  • Telephone 0300 123 8 123 and ask to speak to a member of the Housing Strategy Team
  • Write to us at: Housing Strategy Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port. CH65 0BE
  • Email:

What my views will be used for

Your views will be used to refine the draft accommodation plan. We will carefully analyse and consider all the feedback we receive from this consultation before producing a final version of the plan, which will be tabled for adoption by the Council later this year.

Further information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

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