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Housing Vicky McDermott speaking to a meeting from behind a table

The government appears to have committed to funding two new measures aimed at tackling the shortage of accessible housing for disabled and older people. Announcing the results of the spending review, which detail the government’s spending plans until the next general election in 2020, George Osborne told MPs that the government’s task was “to
Housing Fleur Perry wearing a blue dress

A disabled university lecturer was forced to live in a residential home for older people for seven months because of a crisis in accessible housing that is “spiralling out of control”, according to a new report. Dr Chetna Patel was moving from Scotland to Sheffield for a new university job, but was unable to

The government has ignored calls to introduce tough new accessible housing standards. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced its plans this week for a “radically simplified” system of standards in the design and construction of new homes. The aim is to reform England’s current jumble of building regulations, guidance, codes, and