Over 55s Housing Needs Survey 2018

Older Persons Housing Policy to Complement the New Local Plan

Over 55s Housing Needs Survey 2018:

South Gloucestershire is faced with a growing ageing population over the next 5-20 years as life expectancy increases and people from the post-war ‘baby boom’ reach old age. The likelihood of being disabled and receiving care increases with age. The assumption based on these projections is that there will be more people requiring care (from South Gloucestershire Council Market Position Statement).

Local Plan

As part of the development of a new Local Plan it is important to provide robust evidence to identify future demand and to identify a range of housing options for older people. We need to complete further analysis work and engage older residents and their families. The analysis will include:

  1. South Glos wide desk top evidence to inform analysis by reviewing Strategic Housing Market Assessment data, census information and a range of other sources
  2. Public Health information at Authority and ward level
  3. Stock analysis of current older person housing in the District in all tenures
  4. Survey of older residents to gather feedback on current housing, needs and future aspirations.


We would really appreciate your views on the issues raised in the survey: click here to access the survey


The research will deliver refreshed projections of need and demand for older person housing within the South Gloucestershire area with a focus on robust evidence to support provision of ExtraCare housing or other specialist older person housing in the development of the Strategic Development Locations.

Have Your Say

Complete the online survey

Download and print-off a paper version:

We've now extended the closing date until 18th May 2018.

Please return this survey before Friday 18th May 2018 by post to: FREEPOST RTXL-YJXJ-BXEX , South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Older People's Housing Needs, Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5AF


This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    22 Mar 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    18 May 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    30 Jan 2019

Summary of Results



Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Housing issues
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Planning policy & strategy
  • Social services and social care
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Gay, lesbian and bisexual people
  • General public
  • Gypsies & travellers
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Internet users
  • Neighbouring authorities
  • Non-users of services
  • Older people
  • Parent, carers and guardians
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

Pete Heffernan

Enabling Projects Officer

01454 868195