Minimum standards and best practice

Based on direct experience of how key requirements impact on users, occupational therapists can provide informed advice on interpreting the building regulations according to the unique variables and constraints of different schemes.

In specialist housing where each project may have a different remit in relation to the anticipated needs of the residents, occupational therapists can advise on when it may be best to exceed minimum requirements and the impact of making compromises. They can inform decisions on specific requirements by providing:

  • The reasoning behind key requirements
  • What to prioritise
  • The impact of compromises
  • Risk assessments