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Largest-ever survey on wheelchair users and their housing needs

The Abode Impact research, funded by Commonweal Housing, surveyed 448 wheelchair-user households and gained insight from social housing providers to provide an investment case for accessible housing. Findings include: There is a chronic lack of wheelchair accessible homes in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), according to new research by Abode Impact • 4 in 5 Read this story


Changes to planning policy and guidance consultation

The Government’s priorities are to deliver more and better-designed homes, and to do so faster. This has been the theme of reforms undertaken over the last 18 months, from the White Paper Fixing the broken housing market, to the revision of the National Planning Policy Framework, which have been about delivering the homes this country needs, in the Read this story


Access Advisor vacancy

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is seeking an experienced professional to run the Access and Sustainability Advisory Service (ASAS) – a help and advice service for voluntary and community organisations in London seeking to make their premises more accessible and sustainable. The service is primarily aimed at those organisations applying, or considering applying, to the Access Read this story


Street Design in the UK Pilot Survey 2018

Street Design in the UK – 2018 Pilot Survey reveals widespread failure to update highways standards to reflect government guidance and statutory duties The Urban Design Group (UDG) has released the findings of a survey on Street Design Practice in the UK.  All Recognised Practitioners in Urban Design were invited to report on the practices Read this story


Research on Inclusive Cycling

Sustrans and Arup are conducting a research project on inclusive cycling and will produce a policy/sector paper to influence local and national government to shed light onto how to design cities for that allow everyone to cycle. Building on the research undertaken by Sustrans on gender and cycling, this research will focus on two groups Read this story


Mapping of Accessible Transport for Persons with Reduced Mobility Survey

The University of Leeds has been commissioned by DG MOVE at the European Commission to conduct a study entitled Mapping of Accessible Transport for Persons with Reduced Mobility. The project is aiming to enhance travel information services for disabled people and others with reduced mobility. They have developed a survey, designed to better-understand travel information Read this story


Guidance on Providing Changing Places Toilets

Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) have additional features and more space to meet the needs of people with profound, complex and multiple disabilities and impairments. They help local users and their families, as well as visitors, to spend time out and about and access every day places. There are a growing number of CPTs in Cornwall provided Read this story


Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC examined

The Women and Equalities Committee has begun its scrutiny of the Equality Act 2010, following a request for written evidence, which closed on 5 October 2018. The Committee is holding the inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which is designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of Read this story