COTSSH Submission to Womens Select Committee on Disability Housing (DBE0076) (2016)

This submission written by Jacquel Runnals covers the following key areas;

  •  Providing an evidence base which supports the continued lack of accessible and adaptable housing
  •  Raising concerns in terms of the new Building Regulations for dwellings (ADM), ‘optional’ requirements and viability testing
  • Raising concerns about the general lack of understanding of the importance to build adaptable and accessible housing
  • Highlighting research underpinning the wider benefits of providing accessible and adaptable housing
  • Suggesting the need to review/update ADM Volume 2 in consideration of the public realm/commercial built environment
  • Highlighting the need for professions and those working within the built environment field to integrate the principles of inclusive design within their education, continued development and working practice