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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* and Queer, questioning (LGBT*Q) tenants in relation to their home and their landlord.

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

The researchers are looking for people aged 18 and 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 and Manchester) or interview in your home (or local community centre or similar venue, if preferred), you may participate in both.

As recognition of our appreciation for the time and effort involved in your participation, you will receive 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.

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

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

You will be given the option to be entered into a prize draw upon completing the survey.

The winner, drawn at random on the 30th September 2017, will receive a £50 voucher.