LGBT views on social housing sought

Riverside is urging its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) customers to help independent researchers find out about their experiences and views on social housing.

Researchers at the University of Surrey are conducting the study, called HomeSAFE: Engaging and exploring LGBT*Q tenant experiences, concerns and preferences about social housing.

The project will use focus groups, interviews and an online survey to gather information from people who live in social housing.

The researchers are looking for people aged 18 or over, who rent their accommodation from a housing association or local council, to take part in:

  • a focus group in either Liverpool, London or Manchester
  • an interview at home, or local community centre or similar venue, if preferred.

Participants can choose to take part in just the interview or focus group, or both.

As a thank you for their time and effort, participants will receive a £25 gift voucher for each event they take part in. Researchers will also cover travel expenses of up to £30 for those attending focus groups.

To find out more and to register your interest in taking part in a focus group or interview, visit: HomeSAFE Registration or call Frances on Tel: 07895 656222.

To complete the online survey, visit: HomeSAFE Survey. To request a paper copy of the survey, please call Frances on Tel: 07895 656222.

If you complete the online survey, you will be given the option of being entered into a prize draw. The winner, drawn at random on 30 September 2017, will receive a £50 voucher.