Disabled People's Housing Strategy Implementation Group (DPHSIG)

In September 2021 we published our first-ever Disabled People’s housing strategy, created in co-production with local Disabled residents. The strategy is ambitious and designed to meet the aspirations and priorities of Disabled residents across the borough

The resident led group Disabled People's Housing Strategy Implementation Group (DPHSIG) is now co-producing the implementation of the strategy to make our housing better.

The aims of the Disabled People's Housing Strategy Implementation Group are to:

  • ensure that Disabled residents and the people that support them (family members and carers) have a strong voice. The group ethos is "Nothing About Disabled People Without Disabled People". The group takes a social model of disability approach to its work, with a commitment to inclusivity and accessibility
  • co-produce the implementation of the Disabled People's Housing Strategy 2021 and its 4 objectives.

For more information view the group's terms of reference and the Disabled People's Housing Strategy.

I feel proud and privileged of being part of the DPHSIG since it started. It's great to be part of a group of people that are passionate and invested in making a difference for Disabled people's housing. We have already made a small difference and we have only just started.

Claudia Domingues, Disabled resident and co-chair of DPHSIG

The Disabled People's Housing Strategy (plan) was developed in co-production with Disabled people as good quality housing is very important in supporting Disabled residents to have choice and control in their lives.

This plan addresses how the council will work to ensure the best housing options for Disabled residents in the borough and puts into action some of the recommendations of the Disabled People's Commission in the context of housing service delivery.

H&F’s vision is to support Disabled residents to live as independently as possible (with support where appropriate) and have opportunities to access the appropriate housing options and suitable accommodation that meets their needs.

The plan contains four important goals:

  • Create a culture of co-production with Disabled residents and work together with those residents to improve their influence in shaping housing services.
  • Improve access to housing information with Disabled residents including housing options and housing services.
  • Improve the council’s services as a landlord for Disabled residents.
  • Identify ways to increase the supply of accessible and affordable housing to meet the needs with Disabled residents.

Help us to make sure that Disabled residents and the people that support them have a strong voice.

Through our work with Disabled people, we are committed to "Nothing About Disabled People Without Disabled People".

Interested in joining us?

Things you need to know

  • Meetings are usually held at least 4 times a year, online or in person.
  • You will be asked to become a member of a group and make a commitment of at least 12 months.
  • You need to be able to spare at least 3 hours per quarter.

If you’d like to work with us to shape housing services, agree policies and make decisions, please let us know!

Sign up today!

Contact us

Contact the resident involvement team on 020 8753 6652 or email GetInvolved@lbhf.gov.uk

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