Designing for Inclusion and Independence

The Summer Foundation’s sister organisation, Summer Housing, has launched a guide especially for builders and developers of specialist disability housing.

Designing for Inclusion and Independence is a comprehensive guide that aims to stimulate new accessible housing for people with disability, by providing builders and developers with a thorough understanding of what is required and why.

The guide is in easy-to-digest parts for different stages and aspects of development. It includes every detail, from identifying potential sites and positioning of apartments in larger developments, down to detailed internal design considerations such as room layouts, structural and electrical provisions for assistive technology, door, window and floor treatments. The guide is filled with detailed design drawings and photographic examples throughout.

The guide is an outstanding resource for anyone interested in designing and building accessible housing.
You can download the guide here.