Support for our Home Truths campaign
Sarah Beeny is a property developer and presents several property shows on Channel 4.
‘I am joining the call by Leonard Cheshire to urge the government to make sure all new homes are built to be adaptable for disabled people in future and 10% are wheelchair friendly as part of their Home Truths campaign.
‘Let’s ensure that all disabled people have the same opportunity to live out their lives and enjoy the same comforts as everyone else. After all, any one of us could need a disabled-friendly home someday.’
Wayne Hemingway, MBE
Wayne Hemingway is a fashion designer and chair of Building For Life, the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods forum.
‘Investing in disabled-friendly housing makes sense. It helps disabled people to live with dignity, reduces pressure on the NHS and care services and means disabled people can make the same choices as everyone else about where to live and work.
‘We need to build more than one million homes over the next decade, and it’s essential that big developers don’t stand in the way of them being one million disabled-friendly homes.
‘Not only do we need more homes, but we need these to be the right homes for all.’
Kevin McCloud, MBE
Kevin McCloud is a designer, writer and presenter of the Channel 4 series Grand Designs.
‘I wholeheartedly support the Leonard Cheshire Home Truths campaign. Lifetime Home Standards are a benchmark of civilised building practice. All our new homes ought to be adaptable for an ageing population and for disability.
‘Come to that, all our new housing schemes ought to accommodate and integrate elderly, younger, disabled and fully-abled residents. Mixing people up gets society working again.’