Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes
Fewer than one in ten homes in England are suitable for older or disabled people to visit, never mind live in. This guide makes the case for a change in building regulations and provides tools to help make that happen.
Millions of us, particularly those who are older or disabled, live in homes that don’t meet our daily needs. An overwhelming 91% of homes do not provide even the lowest level of accessibility.
We need to change building regulations to make all new homes ‘accessible and adaptable’ as the baseline standard – also known as M4(2) in building regulations.
The Centre for Ageing Better is calling for urgent action to make this happen, as part of the Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition of ten charities and housing organisations.
This is a critical opportunity to kick start a new age of better homes that will benefit us all. We expect to hear the results of the consultation in March 2021 and will continue to engage with key decision makers in the meantime.
If you would like to find out about becoming a supporter of the HoME coalition or to keep in touch about our work then you can contact us.