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Disability Friendly Housing

Requested on
Wed 18th June, 2014
Reference
FOI 4566
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Where we refer to ‘supported living’ we are referring to: housing for people with a disability (which the tenant rents or owns) with support options available and provided by the same, or a separate organisation. This would not include residential care services and or “shared lives” (adult placement) schemes.

Questions:

1. Please provide a copy of your Housing Plan, or equivalent document.

2. How many new homes were built this year, and in each of the previous three years in your local authority area?

3. Have you undertaken any analysis of the need for accessible homes in your area?
a. If so, please provide the figures for the last three years, or the latest figures available if they pre-date 2011/12.

4. How many disabled people, broken down by disability type (i.e. physical, sensory, mental health, learning disability) if possible, are there currently on your housing waiting list?

5. How many disabled people, broken down by disability type if possible, were there on your housing waiting list at the end of each of the last three years?

6. *How many wheelchair accessible properties[1] were built this year, and in each of the last three years in your local authority area?

7. *How many homes meeting Lifetime Homes Standards[2] were built this year, and in each of the last three years in your local authority area?

8. *How many houses were built that did not comply with part M building specifications[3], this year, and in each of the last three years in your local authority area?

9. *What proportion of homes in your local authority area are currently:
o Built to wheelchair accessible standards?
o Built to Lifetime Homes standards?
o Non-compliant with Part M building specifications?

10. Do you currently provide an accessible housing register, or similar document?
a. If so, how many accessible properties are currently on the register?

Answer

1. Please provide a copy of your Housing Plan, or equivalent document.

The draft Core Strategy can be found here
http://localplan.charnwood.gov.uk/user_uploads/files/2013%20Charnwood%20Local%20Plan%20Core%20Strategy%20RFS.pdf

2. How many new homes were built this year, and in each of the previous three years in your local authority area?

Year 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Total completions 697 503 602

3. Have you undertaken any analysis of the need for accessible homes in your area? No

4. How many disabled people, broken down by disability type (i.e. physical, sensory, mental health, learning disability) if possible, are there currently on your housing waiting list?

 Impaired Hearing  Learning Difficulties   Impaired Mental Health  Impaired Mobility  Impaired Speech  Impaired Vision           Total
7 18 92 71 0 5 193

5. How many disabled people, broken down by disability type if possible, were there on your housing waiting list at the end of each of the last three years?
Information not held

6. *How many wheelchair accessible properties[1] were built this year, and in each of the last three years in your local authority area?
Information not held

7. *How many homes meeting Lifetime Homes Standards[2] were built this year, and in each of the last three years in your local authority area?
Information not held

8. *How many houses were built that did not comply with part M building specifications[3], this year, and in each of the last three years in your local authority area?
Information not held

9. *What proportion of homes in your local authority area are currently:
o Built to wheelchair accessible standards?
o Built to Lifetime Homes standards?
o Non-compliant with Part M building specifications?
Information not held

10. Do you currently provide an accessible housing register, or similar document?
No

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