Are you Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning and living in social housing?

Then the University of Surrey are looking for you to take part in a focus group, interview or survey – and take home a voucher for your trouble.

Independent researchers at the University of Surrey have been commissioned to conduct a study called HomeSAFE: Engaging and exploring LGBT*Q tenant experiences, concerns and preferences about social housing.

The aim of the HomeSAFE study is to find out more about the experiences and views of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and Questioning (LGBT*Q) tenants in relation to their home and their landlord.

The project will use three different ways – focus groups, interviews, surveys – to collect information from people who live in social housing. By social housing they mean accommodation which is owned and managed by a housing association or a local authority (the council).

What it involves

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 either a focus group – taking place in Liverpool, London or Manchester – or interview in your home, local community centre or similar venue, if preferred. If you would like to, you may participate in both.

As recognition of their appreciation for the time and effort involved in your participation of the focus group or interview, the university will give you a £25 multipurpose gift voucher (£50 if you participate in both focus group and interview). If you take part in a focus group and incur costs getting to the focus group venue, you will able to claim up to £30 to help cover your travel expenses.

If you take part in the survey, you will be given the option of being entered for a prize draw upon completing the survey. The winner, drawn at random on the 30 September 2017, will receive a £50 voucher.

How to take part

To register an interest visit the HomeSAFE Registration or call Frances on 07895 656222. You can complete the survey by visiting HomeSAFE Survey or for a paper version call Frances on the above number.