FOI request (FOIR-432818538)
Requested Tue 28 June 2022
Responded Tue 26 July 2022
1. Please could you provide information on the number of people on your housing waiting list who require accessible or wheelchair-accessible housing?
This may be defined as any one or all of the following:
a. We more broadly mean people who need a property that provides 'level access' (no steps to access the dwelling and/or a lift or an accessible or adaptable home). A home that meets building regulations part M4(2) Category 2: Accessible and adaptable dwellings, or any equivalent standard such as the Lifetime Homes Standard.
b. The number of people who require a home that is wheelchair accessible. A home that meets building regulations part M4(3) Category 3: Wheelchair user dwelling or any equivalent standard.
c. The number of people currently in housing who require a minor or major adaptation to their home.
d. The number of people currently in housing that cannot be adapted to meet their access needs.
2. How many dwellings/homes (the total of houses, maisonettes, flats, and so on) were built in the local authority for each of the past three years? Depending on your budget cycle, these could be calendar years of financial years.
3. Of these homes, how many were built as:
a. accessible and adaptable (Part M Building Regulations optional category M4(2)?
b. wheelchair accessible (Part M Building Regulations optional category M4(3))?
c. another accessible housing standard? If so, please provide details.
Mobility Level One - Typically suitable for a person who uses a wheelchair full time, indoors and outdoors. The property will provide full wheelchair access throughout.
Answer = 17
Mobility Level Two - Typically suitable to a person with restricted walking ability and for those that may need to use a wheelchair for some of the time. The property will have internal and external level or ramped access, but some parts of the property may not be fully wheelchair accessible.
Answer = 33
Mobility Level Three - Typically suitable for a person able to manage two or three steps, but unable to manage steep gradients. The property may have adaptations to assist people with limited mobility.
Answer = 234
Q1b, Q1c and Q1d.
Hastings Borough Council only holds the information as per Q1 (a) above. The remainder of the information is held by East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care:
Q2. The latest Local Plan Monitoring Report (LPMR) can be found at the bottom of this webpage:
The LPMR confirms in table 2 the net new dwellings by monitoring year.
Q3. Table 8 of the LPMR confirms the number of affordable homes built, however, we do not hold information in respect of those built to adaptable or other accessible housing standards.
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