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SIA makes the case for improved accessibility standards in new homes

SIA has delivered a compelling submission to the recent Government consultation on accessibility standards for new homes.

As many SCI people know only too well, there is a desperate shortage of accessible housing stock across the UK, and the consultation was seeking views on the Government’s proposed options to raise accessibility standards of new homes to make them suitable for older and disabled people.  In particular, the Government wanted to understand whether they should be mandating a higher standard or reconsider the way the existing optional standards are used.

 Using SIA volunteer Andy Shipley’s expert knowledge in the area of accessible housing, we made a detailed and compelling submission and are now eagerly awaiting the outcomes from the consultation.  These should be published in the New Year, and we will share the results of the consultation when they become available.