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Disabled People struggling in unfit homes, Inside Housing, Frances Ryan - 18 July 2014

Disabled people are struggling in unfit accommodation because councils are failing to adapt their homes. Frances Ryan talks to Habinteg Chief Executive, Paul Gamble and others about the consequences and potential solutions to address the issue.

Transcript: Support for increase in accessible homes and Lifetime Homes Standard, House of Lords debate on Housing Accessibility - 25 June 2014

Parliamentary question to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that future housing is accessible and able to meet the needs of the greatest number of people.

Housing standards review missed opportunity to safeguard the future, Building4Change, by Habinteg Chief Executive, Paul Gamble - 10 April 2014 

Ministers urged to build more accessible homes, 24 Housing - 14 March 2014  

“London is showing how it can be done, the GLA have specified Lifetime Homes as minimum access standard for some years now. We want to see more planning authorities take this sensible long term approach to their housing investment.”

London could be the blueprint for truly accessible housing for disabled people Guardian Housing Network 11 February 2014  

“Since 2004, London has had an excellent policy that requires all new homes be built to the lifetime homes standard, with 10% built to wheelchair accessible standard. This commitment has been retained in the mayor's new draft housing strategy – but the big challenge will be enforcing and monitoring of these standards.”