Think Housing Build Accessible: National Campaign

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Irish Wheelchair Association have launched a national campaign calling for a review of the Building regulations (Part M Access and User) to address the severe shortage of wheelchair accessible houses available to rent or buy in public and private market, leaving thousands of people with disabilities with no choice other than to live in unsuitable settings like nursing homes or with aging parents.

The campaign is highlighting the absence of wheelchair accessible homes to rent or buy in Ireland and is calling on the government to review the building regulations and increase wheelchair accessibility standards from visitable to liveable. Currently the regulations only require new dwellings to be wheelchair visitable and not liveable, therefore the lack of availability of wheelchair liveable housing to rent or buy in every county.

Please support Irish Wheelchair Association’s Think Housing Build Accessible national campaign, calling for a review of the Part M 2010 (Section 3 Access & Use) of the Building Regulations, by signing its online petition at www.iwa.ie/buildaccessible.

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