Fewer than one in ten homes in England are suitable for older or disabled people to visit, never mind live in. This guide makes the case for a change in building regulations and provides tools to help make that happen.
Millions of us, particularly those who are older or disabled, live in homes that don’t meet our daily needs. An overwhelming 91% of homes do not provide even the lowest level of accessibility.
We need to change building regulations to make all new homes ‘accessible and adaptable’ as the baseline standard – also known as M4(2) in building regulations.
The Centre for Ageing Better is calling for urgent action to make this happen, as part of the Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition of ten charities and housing organisations. The government is seeking views now on options to raise standards.
The government is seeking views now on options to raise standards – you can use our easy guide to make your voice heard and respond today.