Current Research

SAFE Older LGBT People and Housing Project

The SAFE (Secure, Accessible, Friendly, Equal) Project is investigating current housing provision and housing options available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) people as they get older. The SAFE Project is being conducted in London and Shropshire and the findings from the study will be disseminated to a range of housing providers, government agencies, charities and LGBT community groups and advocates, in addition to LGBT people themselves. The project is led by CRAG co-director Dr Andrew King. 

The project has had three principal aims, to understand: (a) barriers and problems older LGBT people currently face in relation to housing, (b) housing options currently available and (c) future needs and developments.

The project is a precursor to the development of a national project. More details available here


ELiCiT (Exploring lifestyle changes in transition)
Part of the 
Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (2010 – August 2013)
Funded by ESRC, Defra and the Scottish Government

Project Team

Kate Burningham1,2, Sue Venn1,Tim Jackson1, Ian Christie1, Birgitta Gatersleben3
1Centre for Environmental Strategy
2Department of Sociology
3Department of Psychology

University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH
Contact: Sue Venn

Project Aims

This study aims to provide an in-depth exploration of a range of issues relating to the way in which people’s lifestyles may become more or less sustainable at points of transition, specifically those having a first child and those retiring.

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