The government has launched a new £1.6bn disability strategy to help millions of disabled people in the UK.
The strategy sets out a hundred different commitments, including to build more accessible housing, easier commuting and better job prospects.
As part of the plans, the government says the strategy will ensure disabled people can live in homes adapted to their needs.
It says raising the accessibility requirements of homes – old and new – is key, with £573 million funding for Disabled Facilities Grants up and down the country. This funding can be used to make changes like widening doors, installing ramps, fitting stair lifts or installing a downstairs bathroom.
It also says that ten per cent of homes built through the Affordable Homes Programme between 2021-26 will be for supported housing, boosting the availability of good homes for people with additional needs.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Our new National Disability Strategy is a clear plan – from giving disabled people the best start in school to unlocking equal job opportunities, this strategy sets us on a path to improve their everyday lives.”
The Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, said: “For the first time, we have real cross-government focus, with clearly set out priorities and aims.
“We are absolutely committed to putting disabled people at the heart of government policy making and service delivery. Their voices, insights and experiences are central to this strategy and our future approach. By engaging disabled people, their families, carers and organisations, collectively we will deliver real and lasting change.
“That’s empowered us to focus on the things disabled people tell us are most important to them, and crucially they’ll be able to hold us to account as we deliver real and lasting change.”
Acis HomePlus is here to support you and your family to remain independent in your home for as long as possible.
We can help prevent slips, trips and falls in the home by installing new home adaptations such as wet rooms, accessible kitchens, ramps, stairlifts and rails.
And our handyperson service is there to help do the jobs you can't.
From changing a lightbulb to fitting a new bathroom, we're here to help.
All our work is carried out by trusted and experienced tradespeople. Their skilled in transforming the homes of people living with mobility issues or disabilities.
We know everyone is different, so we take the time to understand your needs and tailor our services so they're just right.
We use stylish products from the country's leading brands, and ensure all our work fits in with your wider home.
Find out how we can help you and your family stay in the home you love
Our mission is to help people stay in the home of thier choice for as long as possible.
Maintaining people's independence and enhancing safety in the home is key, meaning less reliance on the health and social care sectors.
But we know we can't do it alone.
We work with likeminded organisations to support customers and reduce the stresses placed on public sector bodies.