We're #ForAccessibleHomes, are you?

We've been running our #ForAccessibleHomes campaign since 2016 and we've been delighted with the impact of the campaign so far.

Every September we run a week of action to make a big impression and raise awareness of the lack of accessible homes in the UK. 

Just 7% of the housing stock in England has basic access features. We know that too many disabled and older people are living in unsuitable housing, which can impact on their ability to live independently. We know that inclusive, accessible homes are great for everyone, allowing us to use our homes throughout our whole lives as our needs change.

In order to make sure that there are enough accessible homes for everyone who needs them, The Government, local authorities, planners, developers and communities all have their part to play to address the shortage of accessible homes.

We're #ForAccessibleHomes, are you?

#ForAccessibleHomes blog

The Future is Accessible: The little things make the biggest difference

Today is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We asked members of our Insight Group to share what "The Future is Accessible" means to them. Chloe Holgate shared this story....

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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 s...

Sarah O'Connor's #ForAccessibleHomes story

For the last in our series of personal stories to celebrate #ForAccessibleHomes week, we asked Nurse Sarah O’Connor about the difference her accessible home has made to her life and career....

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Commonweal Housing: "Many wheelchair users are faced with no choice but to live in unfit and inappropriate housing"

Across the housing market, the lack of affordable or social housing and the high cost of home ownership for many means that the private rental sector is the only available option. This research highli...

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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 awaren...

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Dan's #ForAccessibleHomes story

Dan Baker is an actor and photographer amongst other things and is currently living in Cheltenham. Dan has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and needs a home suitable for him, his equipment, his m...