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This questionnaire is designed such that it will be easier to track progres, perceptions and concerns over a timeline at regular intervals. Not all questions will be relevant to the person/orgnaistion responding, but please complete the sections that are appropriate. You will see a button to send each section as you complete it.

Details of Organisation Completeing and General Overview Questions
Most welfare reform changes have now been implemented and we would like to know your feelings about these changes:



Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: 1) Residents are able to manage thier household budgets.:

2) The pressures placed on staff have increased:

3) The pressure on resources has increased:

4) Rent arrears in public sector housing are on the rise:

5) Evictions from Council properties have increased:

6) Evictions from RSLs have increased:

7) There is enough private rented accommodation for benefit claimants:

8) Homeless person applications have decreased:

9) Residents can affor their rent:

10) Residents have moved due to under-occupancy:

11) Homelessness is on the increase:

12) Residents have the support they need to make benefit claims online:


Impact on People
The following questions aim to assess the impact changes have had on communities:

Have you seen any evidence to suggest that communities moving due to under occupation subsidy has had:





Have you seen any evidence to suggest that in-migration from London to East Sussex has..:




Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following: In-migration is due to high rents:

In-migration is due to incentives:

Have you seen any evidence to suggest that crime levels in these areas have...:






Impact on Houing
The following questions aim to assess the impact changes have had on housing. For some of these questions you are asked to provide figures.

Rent arrears: Surveys nationally are indicating increases in rent arrears since April 2013.

1) Has the level of rent arrears increased for the properties that you manage (period 1st April to 30th June 2013):


Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: 3) Removal of direct payments has led to rent arrears:

4) removal of direct payments has affected residents ability to budget:

Homelessness Persons application: Have you experienced an increase in the number of homeless person applications compared to the same quarter april to June last year?:


Bedroom Under-occupation subsidy 7) Do you have data for your organisation on numbers affected by under-occupation?:


Transfer Applications: Since April have the number of transfer applications...:





Advising and informing tenants
This section is looking for information abut the communications plans you have put in place in light of the changes. If your main clients are not tenants