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Disabled people in the housing sector


This inquiry will examine the role of Government, local councils and developers in ensuring the delivery of suitable housing for disabled people and what the Government can do to support disabled tenants in the private rented sector in England.

The Committee will also be looking at the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and its compatibility with the Equality Act 2010 when building housing.

The inquiry intends to examine the progress made since the publication of the findings (in July 2022) of the Government’s consultation titled ‘Raising accessibility standards for new homes’.



We can’t help with individual problems that you’re having with housing. We also understand that the issues raised in this work may be sensitive or upsetting.

The following organisations may be able to give you support or advice:

Citizens Advice - For independent, free advice provided by a network of charities online, over the phone and in person on a wide variety of issues including housing, benefits, work, debt, family and immigration.

You can contact an adviser through Citizens Advice’s national phone service:

Adviceline (England): 0800 144 8848

Adviceline is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Samaritans - You can contact the 24-hour Samaritans helpline on 116 123 if you feel low or anxious and need someone to talk to, or email them on

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 21 September 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Seventh Report - Disabled people in the housing sector
Inquiry Disabled people in the housing sector
HC 63

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 March 2024
Inquiry Disabled people in the housing sector
Oral Evidence
5 February 2024
Inquiry Disabled people in the housing sector
Oral Evidence
Hannah Langford (DPH0046)
Pat Ramsey (Bureau Manager at Ipswich Disabled Advice Bureau) (DPH0047)
Samantha Lewis (Solicitor at Anthony Gold Solicitors) (DPH0045)

Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

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  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA