Latest News — articles for July 2013

Centre for Accessible Environments launches new edition Access Audit Handbook

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has launched a new edition of their authoritative Access Audit Handbook, which provides practical advice on testing a building’s accessibility.

This 2013 handbook is an indispensable tool for access auditors. Access Audits assess the usability of buildings, both internally and externally, as well as the accessibility of services provided from them.

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Homes built now must be fit for the future

Paul Gamble, Habinteg CEO,  letter published in Inside Housing on 19 July 2013

 

We all know that the challenges facing social housing providers over the next 50 years are significant. However without serious consideration of accessibility and adaptability in the design of the homes of the future, the sector won’t be ready to answer the questions posed by our ageing population. We must face up to this now...(read more)

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Event postponed: Homes for living forum, 16 July 2013

As you may know, the Government were due to publish the new housing standards for consultation in June. Unfortunately publication has been delayed and we are now unable to be confident that the proposed standards will be out in time for our planned 16 July Forum. We want the event to be as useful and meaningful as possible for everyone who comes, so we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Forum until we have a firm indication of the date on which the housing standards will be published.

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