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Accessible Homes

The Accessible Housing Register was set up by the Mayor of London to provide consistency in the categorisation of homes for people with disabilities. This scheme rates homes based on the level of accessibility they provide.

You will find the following accessible homes ratings used throughout this site:

A – Wheelchair Accessible

Designed to meet latest wheelchair accessible housing design standards offering wide door width and corridors and full access (wheelchair turning space) to all rooms and facilities Includes all new build wheelchair accessible housing built to Housing Corporation Scheme Development Standards since 2000.

B – Partially Wheelchair Accessible

Designed to older wheelchair standards or significantly adapted to provide wheelchair access to at least the entrance level of the property.

C – Lifetime Homes

Designed with 16 Lifetime Homes design standards that together create an accessible and adaptable home. Main features include a level approach/entrance and wider doorways.

More information on Lifetime Homes is available here:

D – Easy Access

Main features include a level approach to the entrance, wider corridors and doorways than in general needs housing. Includes all new build houses, ground floor properties and properties above the ground floor with lift access built to Part M of Building Regulations.

E – Step Free

General needs housing with a level approach/entrance to the property and which has limited potential for future adaptability of bathroom and stairs.

F – All Other General Needs Housing

All other housing not fitting into one of the categories above

Read more detailed information about the Accessible Housing Register scheme here:

Browser Compatibility

This website has been designed to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible. All web pages have been written to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard, using CSS Style Sheets for the presentation which means this site should be usable on all web browsers that support those standards.

Some older browsers do not fully support these standards. People still using these browsers will still be able to navigate the site, however, the content will be displayed with a basic layout and the experience will not be as intended.

WAI Standards Compliance

The site template has been designed to meet the "AAA" level of compliance with the WAI Accessibility Guidelines and wherever possible, pages within the template will meet this standard. Where this has not been possible, pages should meet at least "A" compliance.

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