Habinteg welcomes today’s announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care that extra homes will be built to support the requirements of disabled people and those who are ageing. Independent living is one of the core aims of our work as a housing provider.
Accessible housing is always flexible and inclusive in its design. Habinteg believes in maximising the number of accessible homes built across the whole range of tenures. These new builds can be strategic in meeting the current and future housing needs of our ageing population and those who are disabled.
The government’s commitment to new homes which will meet these requirements indicates that the sector will be moving to the point where accessibility will become standard in new build accommodation.