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Housing: Disability and Older People

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 910684, tabled on 11 January 2021

What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of accessible homes for older and disabled people.

Answered on

11 January 2021

By April 2022, the Government will have invested over £4 billion through the Disabled Facilities Grant, which will have funded adaptations to almost 400,000 homes since 2010.

In addition, 10 per cent of units delivered under the new Affordable Homes Programme will be used to increase the supply of specialist or supported housing.

Our current planning rules mean councils must consider the needs of older people and those with disabilities when planning new homes, and the Government recently consulted on options that include introducing higher mandatory accessibility standards for all new homes.

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