Housing Aspirations Focus Group 2008

Closed 28 Aug 2008

Opened 28 Aug 2008

Results updated 1 Feb 2017



Focus group event to obtain the views and perceptions of a cross-section of residents of the Borough on housing issues, particularly in relation to the housing market, so that those perceptions could be compared to those obtained through a similar event in 2006.


The focus group investigated perceptions of the state of the housing market in Barrow and the quality and choice of housing available. Participants were also asked if they believe there were sufficient suitable homes for young families, older people and those with special needs.  The focus group also looked at the perceptions of the opportunities for young people to buy a first home and also participants’ attitudes towards plans for proposed housing developments in key regeneration areas.


  • Barrow-in-Furness


  • Expert stakeholders
  • Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
  • Visitors / tourists / non residents
  • Parents
  • Non users of services
  • Local businesses
  • Neighboring Authorities
  • Men
  • Council Tenants
  • Gyspy/Traveller
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Women
  • Older adults
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Trade unions
  • Stakeholder organisations
  • Students
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Citizens panel
  • Faith groups
  • All residents
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Children and young people
  • Asylum Seekers and refugees
  • Scrutiny commissions / panel
  • E-panel
  • Community groups / organisations
  • Central government
  • Businesses
  • Rural residents
  • Urban residents


  • Housing Research
  • Supported Housing
  • Housing Enablement
  • General housing
  • Local Plans
  • Spatial planning
  • General interest