Our engagement officer Tom has been conducting surveys and talking to Deaf and disabled people about the issues they are most concerned about and would most like to see changed. We’d like to let you know what people have told us so far about the problems they face in Camden. People have shared their views by filling out questionnaires and by talking to Tom at their community centres. He has now engaged with 15 community groups and 64 people have filled out the questionnaire.
People have spoken about a really wide range of problems. 38 in total! The three issues that got the most votes are:
1. Housing (mainly a lack of social housing but also rogue private landlords and poor physical access for disabled people to social housing) – 24 votes
2. Anti-social behaviour (like littering, noise, cycling on the pavements, dog fouling) – 23 votes
3. Care and support services (e.g. care visits too short or no longer receiving any support) – 18 votes
3. AND a lack of interpreters for Deaf people – 18 votes
Here are some of the things people have said.
“There’s no new houses available for social support.” (Service user at The Holy Cross Centre Trust)
“I’m scared of the people drinking and playing music outside. We’ve got a beautiful playground out there but we can’t use it.” (Member of Somali group at Chadswell Healthy Living Centre).
Tom is still talking to people to find out their views. To have your say, please fill out this questionnaire: