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Disabled People (Housing)

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the need for purpose-built bungalows for disabled people.

No such estimates are made. Generally the Government favour the design of housing, of whatever kind, which is accessible to the disabled and convenient for them to use. We aim to enable people with disabilities to lead, as far as possible, an independent and active life without having to move to specialised accommodation or institutional care. New grant arrangements coming into effect in April will facilitate adaptation and improvement works to help those who become disabled to remain in their existing homes.