Accessible Homes for the Future
Members £80 | Non-members £100
(Not sure if you’re a member? Check here)
We’re excited to announce that EHRC Head of Wales, Ruth Coombs, will be unveiling the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s findings of the Inquiry into Housing for Disabled People.
We will also be reporting on the EHRC Welsh Local Authority Toolkit (developed by Tai Pawb in partnership with Accessible Design Solutions) which will provide advice and support for local elected members in their scrutiny of housing strategy and planning proposals to ensure disabled people’s needs are fully considered.
Our other sessions will include an update on Welsh Government‘s commitment to 20,000 homes, discussion on adaptations, Accessible Housing Registers, involving disabled people, and a discussion of key issues to take forward.
We hope you can join us for an action packed agenda where, as always, we will value your input to ensure an exchange of ideas and best practice.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently launched an inquiry into housing needs of disabled people. According to Census 2011, 24% of people in Wales are disabled with this number rising to an astounding 39% amongst social housing tenants. Currently, there is no clarity with regards to the true housing need of disabled people in Wales as the information available has serious gaps in it.
However, the information we do have shows a shortage of accessible and adapted housing. Accessible Housing Registers have a critical role to play in alleviating this problem, however the current provision of these services is far from consistent across Wales.
- The Welsh Government has set a target of 20,000 homes by 2021, but how will this reflect the need for accessible housing?
- How do we make sure we meet the accessible housing needs of disabled and older people?
- How can we learn from the EHRC Inquiry and support the renewed Welsh Government Framework for Independent Living?
This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss these issues and learn from good practice examples from the housing sector and beyond.
Plas Dolerw is a fully accessible venue with parking for blue badge holders.
- If cancellation is notified to Tai Pawb within 10 working days of the date of the event, the full cost of the event will be incurred;
- If cancellation is notified to Tai Pawb within 15 working days of the date of the event, 50% of the cost will be incurred;
- If cancellation is notified to Tai Pawb more than 15 working days before the date of the event then no cost will be incurred.