Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:
What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of accessible homes for older and disabled people.
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.
Found: housing designed to meet the needs of older and disabled people should be an important component of increasing
Found: to boost social and affordable rented housing provision. This will include the adequacy of funding levels
4. Disabled facilities grants for home adaptations
22/07/2018 - Parliamentary Research
Found: BRIEFING PAPER Number 03011, 22 July 2018 Disabled Facilities Grants for home adaptations By Wendy
Found: Cymru, Age NI and local Age UKs across England, to help everyone make the most of later life, whatever their
1. Planning: Accessible Homes
04/11/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: what steps they are taking to ensure that changes to the planning system will deliver more homes that - Speech Link
2: Government place great importance on the provision of suitable homes for people with disabilities. This is why - Speech Link
3: vital alternative to residential care for those older people who can no longer live on their own but do not - Speech Link
2. Covid-19: Effect on People with Learning Disabilities
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall
1: considered the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people with learning disabilities.It is a great - Speech Link
3. Disabled Facilities Grants (Review)
14/07/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: to require the Secretary of State to review the Disabled Facilities Grants system; and for connected purposes - Speech Link
4. Railway Stations: Accessibility
27/03/2019 - Westminster Hall
1: day. However, even with such a large number of people using the rail network, many stations still lack - Speech Link
2: constituency. We managed to get lifts to make disabled access possible, but it was quite a bureaucratic - Speech Link
3: difficult and bureaucratic. It is a lengthy process and people often ask, just like with Brexit, “Why don’t you - Speech Link
5. Inclusive Transport Strategy
25/10/2018 - Commons Chamber
1: in five people in the UK are disabled. We also have an ageing society, and, as people get older, they are - Speech Link