Habinteg has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry into disability and the built environment.
We welcome the committee’s interest in exploring these vital issues and look forward to seeing the evidence sessions and final report on this matter in due course.
Habinteg’s submission focuses on housing, making the case that local and national government must ensure their housing policies properly consider accessible housing. Not just to meet the current and future demands of disabled and older people, but also to make a long-term sustainable return on public investment, lay the basis for inclusive communities, help address the challenges of an ageing population and help deliver savings in health and social care.
Our specialist technical team, the Centre for Accessible Environments, have also submitted written evidence to this inquiry on the wider built environment and we endorse their response.
The inquiry has received many responses from a wide range of organisations and individuals and all the responses can be viewed on the Women and Equalities Committee Page.
Published 1 November 2016