Housing: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the provision of accessible housing for older and disabled people as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timeframe is for the commencement of consultation on mandating optional access standards.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We will consult shortly on accessible housing suitable for older and disabled people. This consultation will consider making higher accessibility standards mandatory, recognising the importance of suitable homes for older and disabled people, and will ask for views on our framework for providing accessible housing.

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