Lifetime Homes

lifetimeHomesLogoThe Lifetime Homes Standard was established in the mid-1990s by a group of housing experts to help older people and those with mobility difficulties to live well in any property.
 
Lifetime Homes are ordinary homes incorporating 16 design criteria that can be universally applied to new homes at minimal cost. Good design, in this context, is considered to be design that maximizes utility, independence and quality of life, while not compromising other design issues such as aesthetics or cost effectiveness.
 
Housing that is designed to the Lifetime Homes Standard is convenient for most occupants, including some (but not all) wheelchair users and disabled visitors, without the necessity for substantial alterations. Many local planning policies (e.g. London, Wales and Northern Ireland) already require the Lifetime Homes standard in new developments.
 
For more information: http://www.lifetimehomes.org.uk/pages/lifetime-homes.html

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