Households with one or more members with disabilities are being
urged to help the Council to shape how houses are built in the
future. It's hoped that a major survey being carried out by
authorities throughout the East Midlands will help councils to
build a picture of the needs of residents in years to come.
Opinion pollsters, Ecorys have been commissioned to carry out
the survey. They're targeting people with physical, mobility or
visual disabilities. The aim of the survey, which can be done over
the phone or online, is to try to understand what sort of homes are
needed for people with disabilities in order to make sure that they
are suitable for them to live in or, to adapt properties to help
residents to stay in their own homes.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and everyone who
takes part will remain anonymous - names and contact details will
only be used again if the respondent is willing to attend a focus
Councillor Norman Bull, Cabinet Member for Decent and Affordable
Placed to Live said: " Amber Valley Borough Council has invested
over £1m since April 2010 to fund adaptations for residents
with disabilities . This survey will give us greater
understanding of the requirements of residents so we can make sure
there needs are catered for in future housing provision"
The telephone surveys will take place during July and August
The online survey is now available for completion until end of
August 2011, and can be found on www.ecoryssurveys.com/disabledhousingneeds
If you wish to complete the survey by telephone please contact
Ecorys on 01782 753230.
If you want to speak to someone from your own Council about the
survey or the Project in general, please contact Dave Arkle,
Housing Manager on 01773 841334.
Notes to editors
According to Amber Valley Borough Council's most recent stock
condition survey, there is an estimated 8700 (almost 20%)
households in Amber Valley with at least one member living with
physical, visual or mobility disability.