Step-Free Access For New Homes

The government has announced plans that will require all new homes to have entrance level step-free access and other accessibility features as a minimum requirement.

The changes proposed by the Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Communities (DLUHC) will establish a legal requirement for new homes to have step-free access to all entrance level rooms and facilities as well as further features to make homes more easily adaptable over time.

Increasing the number of accessible homes will make a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who currently live in properties that present a risk to their health and present significant barriers to their everyday living.