Raising accessibility standards for new homes

The UK Government is consulting on “Raising accessibility standards for new homes”

This consultation considers how to raise accessibility standards, recognising the importance of suitable homes for older and disabled people.

In particular, it considers how the existing optional accessible and adaptable standard for homes and the wheelchair user standard are used and whether government should mandate a higher standard or reconsider the way the existing optional standards are used.

This link takes you to a PDF document ” Raising Accessible Standards in new homes”:   https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/917626/200813_con_doc_-_final.pdf takes you to a 21 page document on the proposals. It opens in a new window so you can read it and/or download it.

The above file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.  If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

This link takes you to a HTML document ” Raising Accessible Standards in new homes”:   https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/raising-accessibility-standards-for-new-homes/raising-accessibility-standards-for-new-homes-html-version

How to respond to this consultation:

On-line at this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=EGg0v32c3kOociSi7zmVqHlYLEWClc5Jtgm6IQAhFnpUNzNLWFBQM0U0M1dNQVZQMTQ2N0kxU0I2VS4u

By email to: accessiblehomes@communities.gov.uk

Or you can send your comments to:

Accessible Homes Consultation
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2nd Floor SW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

Note this consultation closes on Tuesday 1st December at 2325

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