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Designing Housing to Meet the Needs of All – A Roadmap

Published: Monday, October 22, 2018

Housing for All - Designing housing to meet the needs of all - A Roadmap is new website produced by the Housing Agency.

The roadmap provides a pathway towards the information required to make informed decisions about better design, and to enable you to easily understand and access, in a structured way, the standards and guidance required to ensure that every person has a home that is appropriate to their needs.

It provides an overview and links to existing guidance, references and legislation on designing to meet the needs of all, including:

• Guidance and links on adapting an existing home or designing a new home for a person with a disability.
• An overview and links to the Building Regulations as they apply.
• An overview and links to guidance on designing homes to Universal Design standards.
• An overview and links to design guidance that addresses specific needs, including:
 - designing wheelchair accessible housing.
 - designing housing to suit older people.
 - designing for people with dementia.
 - designing for people who have a sensory impairment.
 - designing for people with a mental health condition.
 - designing for people with autism.
• An overview and links to guidance on the design of the public realm.
• An overview and links to guidance on the use of assistive technology.
• An overview and links to guidance on commonly used design terms and concepts.
• An overview and links to Government policy and legislation.
• Links to external websites and publications that will provide you with detailed information, guidance and case studies.

Housing for All - Designing housing to meet the needs of all - A Roadmap will be updated on a regular basis and is also available as a hard copy and can be downloaded from the housingforall.ie website.

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