Affordable and accessible

In September the Housing Secretary announced new investment to help the country “build back better”, including homes for social rent to help the most vulnerable. A consultation was also launched to make all new homes more accessible for older and disabled people. The existing minimum standard for accessible housing in England has four main criteria: level access to the main entrance, a flush threshold, sufficiently wide doorways and circulation space, and a toilet at entrance level. Also a requirement that the building cannot be made less compliant than it was. The consultation is looking at how these standards can be raised plus features to make homes more easily adaptable over time to a wide range of occupants.  

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