Housing: Disability

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th May 2019.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking under the Public Sector Equality Duty to ensure that disabled people are not negatively affected by the Government's housing policies.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Ensuring that our policies take into account the different needs of the population and ensure equality of experience, access and opportunity is not just the law, but it helps ensure that our interventions are effective and therefore worthwhile.

The department, like the rest of Government, takes the Public Sector Equality Duty very seriously, ensuring policy development and implementation appropriately takes into account the needs of people with disabilities.

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