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.
Regardless of the policy backstory surrounding disability employment, the fact it’s being addressed is constructive. But it’s a bit like claiming you want to bake a cake when you don’t have an oven.
Tomorrow, 16th March, is Disabled Access Day. At Habinteg we’re always striving to get the message of the need more accessible housing in the UK out there. We, and our training and consultancy arm, The Centre for Accessible Environments believe this message is inextricably linked with providing accessible environments that allow disabled people to live independent lives.
Nicholas Bungay, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, comments in Planning and Building Control Today about the government recently announcing plans to make Changing Places toilets mandatory in all new large public buildings and how to ensure venues are open to everyone.