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THE Government must lead the charge in improving access and inclusion in the built environment, says the Women and Equalities Committee, with the Department for Communities and Local Government held responsible for making this happen.
HOUSE builders should take disability more seriously and tap into a huge and rapidly growing market when designing new homes, according to researchers at the London School of Economics.
GPs spent in total the equivalent of 15,000 hours – or six working years – last month dealing with disabled and older patients who have suffered preventable injuries, illness or other health problems because they live in inaccessible homes, according to charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
LEADING housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association has welcomed the debate in the House of Lords on affordable housing...