Crippen learns that the government sits on accessible housing report

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You’ll remember that last year the government was accused of “showing contempt” for disabled people after publishing an “utterly shameful” 84-page white paper on the future of the planning system, without including a single mention of disabled people, disability or accessible housing.

Well, they’re at it again. Only this time they’ve delayed publishing a report that called for more research into the benefits of accessible housing for up to four years, it has beenrevealed by Disability News Service.

The report, provided by architectural firm PRP in March 2016, was finally published last week by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The report examined evidence on the benefits of accessible housing, and the effectiveness of guidance relating to other buildings – under Part M of the building regulations – to see how well it was meeting the needs of disabled people.

The report found that…

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