About our reports and briefings

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 — articles for 2016

The hidden housing market: a new perspective on the market case for accessible homes

This research report by Habinteg and Papworth Trust highlights the hidden housing market for 1.8m disabled people. The new findings clearly show the demand for accessible housing to rent and buy. Conducted by teams at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Ipsos Mori, this research uncovers a fresh view that challenges assumptions about the potential for disabled people to buy their own home. The report also sheds light on the wider appeal of homes that deliver higher quality accessible features.

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Accessible Housing Standards 2015

This briefing paper from Habinteg compares the technical specification provided in the 2015 Building Regulations M4 (2), ‘accessible, adaptable dwellings’ with the sixteen design criteria set out in its predecessor, the Lifetime Homes Standard (2011). The briefing was first published in November 2015, and the updated second edition was issued in June 2016.

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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.

Read European Federation for Living Accessible Housing Design Competition 2015 to 2016 …