Key resources

External Review of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and Other Adaptations

Commissioned by the Department of Health this indepdent review of Disabled Facilities Grants contains 45 recommendations for government in order to improve and overhaul the delivery of DFGs and home adaptations.

A Progressive Approach to Accessible Housing

This new Housing LIN Viewpoint no 22 is written by Julia Park, Levitt Bernstein Architects, she proposes a way of accommodating accessible housing within a more progressive approach to building design and related standards that can meet a diverse range of housing needs.

Going for broke with personalisation - new approaches to housing with support for people with disabilities

This Housing LIN Case Study No 89 is based on a presentation given at the East of England Housing LIN regional meeting earlier this year in Cambridge. It gives a high level view at the introduction of a housing brokerage service in Essex and identifies the key phases and activities that took place.

Turning the corner: managing the use of mobility vehicles from a housing perspective

This Case study no 59 highlights the key issues and findings from a research project commissioned in December 2011 by First Wessex, a Hampshire-based housing association managing over 20,000 affordable homes in three main areas, to research and develop design and management options for older and disabled people in First Wessex housing stock to use or continue to use Mobility Vehicles.

Daylighting in Older People's Housing

This new guide by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Manchester, highlights the power of design for daylighting to improve the lives of people with sight loss.

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