Research into Part M Access to and Use of Buildings


MHCLG have published the research they commissioned from PRP Innovate on Part M access to and use of buildings. The document is in two parts.

Part One reviews the evidence base for accessible housing and looks at the robustness of the data on benefiting the public purse, including with regard to findings in relation to r educed delayed hospital discharges; voiding temporary residential costs (rehabilitation or re-ablement care); reduced residential care costs; reduced cost of care assistance at home; reduced cost to NHS (trips/falls/injury to caregiver); reduced cost /need for aids and adaptations; reduced cost of removing adaptations, and reduced admin costs of rehousing.

Part Two is on the effectiveness of current guidance for buildings other than dwellings, in particular, providing evidence on how well current guidance in Part M is meeting the needs of disabled people.