Research project seeks experiences and views of LGBT*Q people living in social housing

Researchers at the University of Surrey would like to invite you to take part in the largest survey to date to find out about the issues being faced by LGBT*Q tenants.

Despite positive changes in recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and questioning (LGBT*Q) people still face discrimination across a range of public services, including social housing.

Some small-scale previous research has suggested that LGBT*Q people may be getting very little support from their landlords, or a lack of understanding for their needs.

Independent research at the University of Surrey

Independent researchers, based at the University of Surrey, have already interviewed some LGBT*Q tenants to find out about their housing experiences but they need to hear from many more.

A survey has been developed to capture the views of people living in accommodation provided by housing associations, or local councils, and it will be available online until the 31st December 2017.

The survey asks about a range of topics in relation to their home, their neighbourhood, and the interactions they have with their landlord. The findings, which are being put into a report for the housing associations funding the study, will be made publically available in February 2018.

How to take part

If you are an LGBT*Q person, aged 18 or over, you can complete the survey here.

You will be given the option of being entered for a prize draw, to win a £50 voucher, upon completing the survey. The draw will take place in January 2018.

About HomeSAFE

HomeSAFE is funded by six housing providers; Clarion, Genesis, Hanover, L&Q, Optivo, and Riverside, and it is anticipated that the study will enable the researchers to identify the ways in which landlords can address the specific issues faced by LGBT*Q residents.

Read more about HomeSAFE here