Our policy briefings and reports focus on the issues around accessible housing and inclusive design. Our research reports deliver in-depth analysis on issues such as the impact of adaptations, housing need, welfare reform, and the allocation of properties designed specifically for wheelchair users.

 

Reports and briefings

European Federation for Living Accessible Housing Design Competition 2015 to 2016

Habinteg took part in delivering the European Federation for Living’s (EFL) new competition to explore what accessible housing will look like in the future. Architecture students from across Europe submitted innovative and creative designs for a new generation of accessible homes that could help older and disabled people live more independently.

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Disabled Facilities Grants 2015

A new briefing from Habinteg explains recent changes to the ways in which Disabled Facilities Grants funding is organised. It presents evidence on why adaptations are needed and the vital importance of continued DFG funding to support disabled people to live independently.

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What price independent lives

Through analysis of Habinteg’s data and stories provided by tenants this report demonstrates how disabled people are being hit hardest by the cumulative impact of the government’s welfare reform policies. It shows a complex new postcode lottery emerging as local authorities take different approaches to implementing the new rules and highlights how disabled people in general needs housing have so far fared worst in the implementation of bedroom tax.  

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Space to Move: Making efficient use of homes for wheelchair users

Space to Move looks at the allocation of wheelchair standard homes within social housing. It is a follow on report from Mind the Step, which estimated the unmet housing need among wheelchair users in England. Space to Move focuses on the London region where only about one in three wheelchair standard homes are allocated to wheelchair users – nationally the figure is one in five.

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