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FOI Request - Accessible and Adaptable Housing

Request 101002171149

1.  How many accessible and adaptable properties currently exist within the local authority area?

2.   How many individuals/ families are waiting on an accessible and adaptable home to become available?

3.   What frameworks are in place to (a) identify long term housing needs and (b) to prioritise high risk housing situations.

4.  Are there any current/ ongoing plans for accessible and adaptable properties to be built within the local authority area? If so, how many are being built/ going to be built (approximately)?

5.   On average, how long do individuals wait on an accessible and adaptable property to become available? If waiting on a property exceeds a certain amount of time, is there additional contact made with individuals/ families to review housing application/ situation and to offer further support?

6.    The impact of unsuitable housing on disabled people is severe and prevents individuals living independently. Therefore, what plans are in place to address the growing need of accessible and adaptable housing and to increase the number of suitable properties?

Response 27-05-2019

1.  At 31 March 2019 there were 2105 properties which we would consider 'accessible and adaptable'.

2.   At 31 March 2019 there were 564 households seeking an ‘accessible and adaptable’ home.  

3.   This information is available on the Moray Council website and is therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. Please refer to our Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) and our functional assessment process.

4.  Please refer to our Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP).  You can also find a link to our new build programme on this page.

5.   In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held. We cannot distinguish between the point the application was made and the point that an individual or household member developed a need for an ‘accessible and adaptable’ property.  

6.    Please refer to our Local Housing Strategy (LHS).

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