Build accessible from the get-go

Local authorities are repeatedly failing to adequately plan for wheelchair accessible homes, meaning disabled people are facing long housing searches, which often result in poor quality homes that undermine their health and wellbeing. This issue is stark within the rented sector, and directly impacts on individual daily lives, leaving certain sections of society unable to visit friends or relatives due to steps at the principal entrance of dwellings.

This situation is exacerbated by the wider context of the housing crisis, in conjunction with de-regulated permitted development rights, which, as emphasised within the Healthy Homes Campaign, is resulting in poor quality and unsuitable housing.

You can read the full article here on Habinteg.