Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) is a coalition of ten organisations calling for urgent action to tackle the UK’s acute and growing shortage of accessible homes. All members have signed up to a shared vision and charter to review society’s approach to housing and ensure all new housing is built to be suitable for the changing needs of our ageing population and disabled people.
HoME is calling for the ‘accessible and adaptable’ design standard (set out in volume 1 of the Building Regulations M4 Category 2) to be made the mandatory baseline for all new homes; for Local Authorities to ensure their housing policies adequately reflect the needs of older and disabled people; and for housing associations and developers to commit to providing high quality homes fit for the future.
The Government is now consulting on its long-awaited proposals for ways to raise the accessibility standards of new homes, so that more are built to better meet the needs of current and future generations of older and disabled people.
The Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition is calling for urgent action to tackle the UK’s acute and growing shortage of accessible homes and, as part of this, is urging the public to respond to the consultation, backing proposals to make all new homes more accessible and inclusive.
You can use our simple guide with suggested responses - HoME coalition guide and consultation responses[docx] 486KB - to call for the government to make the ‘accessible and adaptable’ design standard the mandatory baseline for all new homes (as set out in Building Regulations M4 Category 2).
The HoME coalition was founded by the Centre for Ageing Better, Habinteg, Age UK, RIBA, Care & Repair England, Disability Rights UK, Housing LIN, the National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the TCPA.