About this study
Despite changes in equality laws 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. However, little is really known about the needs and views of LGBT*Q residents who live in housing provided by a housing association or local authority. We conducted this study to find out. The study was commissioned by HouseProud and funded by six housing associations (Clarion, Genesis, Hanover, L&Q, Optivo and Riverside). The study was conducted as HomeSAFE (secure, accessible, friendly, equal) by researchers from the University of Surrey and Goldsmiths, University of London. Over 260 people participated, through a survey, focus groups and interviews. More details about what was involved and who participated can be found at the back of this brochure.