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.
Delores Taylor and Sam Renke, who are both Habinteg tenants, presented their concerns on accessible homes to Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt MP this week. During the discussion, they focused on Habinteg’s recently launched Insight Report: A Forecast For Accessible Homes which revealed that less than half the local plans in England require a percentage of new homes to be accessible to older and disabled people.
Housing experts have today warned of an ‘accessible homes crisis’ as new research reveals that less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people.
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.