Housing standards reform must have access at its heart
As the UK's leading expert in accessible housing and disability, Habinteg welcomes the acknowledgement of accessibility within the review of housing standards and urges the Government to focus on delivering more accessible homes. A final consultation response, published today, makes the case for homes that are future-proof, fit for purpose and accessible for all.
Housing experts have their say on access reforms
Experts from the housing and disability sectors gave their views on the Government’s housing standards proposals at Habinteg’s Homes for Living Forum in London on 17 September.
Access must be top priority in delivery of new homes
Habinteg's draft policy response to the housing review calls for accessibility and regulation. Government proposals to reform technical standards for new homes must prioritise accessibility and be supported by strong regulation. Draft response to the consultation published today.
New date announced: Homes for Living Forum, Tuesday 17 September
The DCLG launched the review of housing standards consultation on 20 August. Respondents have until 22 October to address the content of the consultation. We are pleased to announce a new date for our Homes for Living Forum which will bring the sector together to discuss how access is addressed in the proposed standard.
DCLG consultation launch: will review deliver more accessible homes?
As the UK's leading expert in accessible housing and disability, Habinteg welcomes the Government’s housing standards consultation. We believe it is an important opportunity to ensure all new homes are built to an accessible standard, as our changing population requires. For us, the question is simple - will this review increase the supply of accessible housing?
Event postponed: Homes for living forum, 16 July 2013
The Government's new housing standards, due for publication earlier in the year, have been delayed. We are now unable to be confident that the proposed standards will be available in time for our planned 16 July Forum.
Habinteg to host housing standards forum on the future of accessible homes
Habinteg are calling for the views of the sector at an influential forum of industry experts exploring Government changes to housing’s accessibility standards. The Homes for living forum event, “Accessibility and the new housing standard” will take place in London on 16 July 2013 from 12pm-4.30pm