Social Life Study
From November we have asked residents and leaseholders to complete the household survey which is made up of nine questions asking for details of the existing household members, rehousing options and any medical requirements.
All this information has given us a more up to date picture of the households living in South Acton as the number of people in households may have changed since the masterplan of 2010 and changes on a frequent basis. This information will be used to give us a better understanding of the number of future 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom homes that are required and provides the teams with up to date contact details of residents and leaseholders.
In addition to Acton Gardens gaining more information about our residents we have had an additional opportunity to provide residents with information about the regeneration. We have also been able to identify residents with disabilities and support needs that could be addressed sooner or alerting SCBC to certain circumstances.
Acton gardens has commissioned Social Life (a specialist centre of research) to explore the social impact of regeneration in South Acton. As part of this Social Life study, the survey will be used to help Acton Gardens understand how residents feel about the regeneration and collect a range of opinions about the developments to inform design and management about the future phases.
Social Life conducted the estate wide surveys between April and May 2015 on behalf of Acton Gardens. Social Life surveyed 544 residents in total and 10 local groups and service providers. 293 were residents within the regenerated areas and 251 from the wider local community.
The survey asked residents around 20 questions on how they consider South Acton as an area to live in. It takes into account the effects of the regeneration asking residents in both the regenerated areas of the estate and those that will be regenerated in the future. The results showed:
- Overall, 91% said they are satisfied with the area as a place to live.
-There is a close knit community. 75% say they regularly talk to their neighbours
-People feel at night and during the day
-65% of people said it was important for them to feel they can influence decisions about the regeneration
-People said the area was previously a difficult place to live but is now improving
For a further and more detailed summary please click here.