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Lockdown tougher for disabled people due to inaccessible homes says YouGov poll

New research published today (Tuesday 15 September 2020) has found that inaccessible housing made lockdown significantly harder for many disabled UK adults. A YouGov poll commissioned by housing association Habinteg revealed that disabled people’s wellbeing during lockdown was three times more likely to have been damaged by lack of access in the home when compared to non-disabled people, with less than two thirds able to fully use their bathroom or kitchen without assistance.  

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Planning For the Future – Habinteg response

Today (6 August 2020) the Government have published their vision for reform of the planning system in a white paper entitled ‘Planning for the future’. Habinteg campaigns for more effective planning rules and building regulations to ensure an increase in the supply of accessible and adaptable homes. Here Habinteg’s Director of Strategy and External Affairs, and tenant Kerry Thompson provide an initial response to the government’s proposals.
 

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Habinteg lead delegation to meet with Housing Minister to discuss lack of accessible homes

Today, Habinteg tenant and disability campaigner, Kerry Thompson, met with Housing Minister, Rt. Hon Chris Pincher MP, to discuss the lack of accessible housing in the UK. The meeting was also attended by Habinteg’s CEO, Sheron Carter, its Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Nic Bungay and Anna Dixon, CEO of Centre for Ageing Better representing the Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition. The meeting was convened by Liz Twist MP, who was also in attendance.

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Why you should care about #CarersWeek

Carers Week is here, a time to show special appreciation to all of the dedicated carers across the country and the amazing work they do. During this pandemic, carers have been on the frontline, supporting vulnerable people and ensuring they’re well looked after. For a lot of our tenants, care is essential and an integral part of everyday life. During lockdown, many of them have had to rely on support from family members to replace the usual care they receive. This week, we’re helping to Make Caring Visible. 

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