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Is this legal?

ffiona Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi.  I have lived in a Retirement Village for the last six years.  The following question has appeared on a Resident's Satisfaction Survey which has just been issued.  'Do you feel there should be a health assessment process in place for current residents?'
What a minefield!  No mention of this at time of purchase or in the lease.  Insensitive at best.  Is it even legal?  Are residents with health issues going to be told to leave?  Who decides on the boundaries, etc. etc.   Even if the majority of residents said 'yes' I would be interested to know whether any action could be instigated.  Should this question even be allowed to appear on the survey?
Looking forward to knowing your thoughts.  Thanks.


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,359 Disability Gamechanger
    @ffiona good morning and welcome to scope, how are you today? I'm afraid that non of us are legal experts and therefore cannot offer legal advice, could you and the other residents get together and pay for such advice?
    Seasons greetings to one and all 🎄🎅🏻🌲
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,461 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ffiona :) Hmm, to be honest, I'm not 100% sure. I'm wondering whether perhaps Age UK may be able to advise on this? 

    Is there anyone from the retirement village who you could speak to about the purpose of this question? I can see why you might find it quite worrying. 
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