Welcome to Habinteg Housing Association. We are a housing provider with a strong vision and ambitious aims. We want communities to include disabled people, offering places to live that meet their needs and provide the highest levels of independence, choice and control over their daily lives.
Our mission is to champion inclusion by providing and promoting accessible homes and neighbourhoods that welcome and include everyone. We do this in three ways: providing homes and services, demonstrating our expertise and influencing decisions.
According to a YouGov poll commissioned by Habinteg, most people in Britain are not able to welcome wheelchair users into their homes due to poor access.
Sinéad Butters, PlaceShapers: "Our collective role in regenerating and renewing communities offers a clear opportunity for us to lead on delivering well-designed, inclusive and adaptable homes"
With such a large proportion of disabled people housed by the social sector, and our rapidly ageing population, the design of the physical spaces that we build and manage is increasingly critical in supporting our tenants’ health and wellbeing. Building with the future of the home in mind – not just its initial occupants but a series of households over the lifetime of the property, is so important and sits well with the current thinking on energy efficiency and climate impacts.
Kate Henderson, National Housing Federation: "Our sector’s ambition is that everyone who wants a great place to live can come to a housing association."
I regularly see first-hand how housing associations like Habinteg transform people’s lives by providing quality, affordable homes. Habinteg’s #ForAccessibleHomes campaign is raising awareness of the importance of those homes being accessible, and I’m pleased to lend it my support.