Home Truths: Rebutting 10 myths about building accessible housing

Cover for Home Truths document Habinteg and Age UK have worked together to dispel myths about accessible homes.

There is a crisis in housing supply.

We need to build a lot more housing and there is a growing consensus across the political spectrum that all new homes should be built to accessible and adaptable standards.

This makes sense economically and socially, and would mean many more older people could live active independent lives as they age, and significantly reduce the cost of improving their home if circumstances change.

However, some developers and the bodies that represent them, have challenged local authority plans that require more accessible housing. Loopholes in the planning rules could result in a whole new generation of housing that is not fit for the future.

We partnered with Age UK to create a fact sheet to address 10 common myths about accessible homes that are often used to argue against further progress. 

Download the fact sheet [pdf]

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