Flexible Housing - Phase 2

Closed 20 Apr 2018

Opened 13 Apr 2018

Feedback Updated 9 Apr 2019

We Asked

We conducted this survey to see if those living in rented accommodation  in West Sussex would be prepared to rent their spare room to public sector keyworkers such as social workers, teachers, or occupational therapists. 

You Said

When asked 'Would you consider a 'rent match scheme' for a key worker with one (or more) of your spare rooms for an extended period of time?, Of those answering this question thevast  majoirty (80%) said No. 

We Did

No further action has been taken.  There is usually a good supply of flexible housing available in Chichester which can be located through searching on websites such as [Airbnb].  Other providers of flexible accommodation are available and the Council makes no warranty or representation and provides no assurance in relation to the providers referred to or the accommodation they offer.


Did you know that 46% of owned homes in West Sussex have two or more spare bedrooms?

Did you know that 15% of people living and working in West Sussex are 'key workers' who work for the public sector (police, teachers, social workers)?

These figures are based on the available census data from 2015/16. 

We are exploring ways in which this issue might be resolved. One option might be renting out a spare room from the property in which you reside. If you could take a moment to take part in this short survey (which should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete) it would be much appreciated.



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