Mary welcomes the launch of the new national strategy on housing for Disabled People.
Strategy clearly sets out Government’s vision for the delivery of housing and related support services for disabled people over the next five years.
New strategy places a greater emphasis on facilitating independent living and being included in the community.
A key element is a focus on co-ordinating provision of housing for disabled people with the social supports provided through HSE-funded disability services.
The National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022 – 2027 is the result of a comprehensive 8-month, two phase consultation process and is laid out across six themes, each detailing desired outcome to deliver the overall vision set out in the plan:
1 – Accessible Housing and Communities
2 – Interagency Collaboration and the Provision of Supports
3 – Affordability of Housing
4 – Communication and Access to Information
5 – Knowledge, Capacity, and Expertise
6 – Strategy Alignment
Work has now begun on the very important Implementation Plan for the Strategy. The Housing Agency will oversee this work. The Implementation Plan will be published by the end of quarter 2, 2022 detailing how outcomes will be achieved.
The National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022 – 2027 can be viewed on https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/60d76-national-housing-strategy-for-disabled-people-2022-2027/