E-HOMES - Lifetime Homes

Background

Introduction

Davmark™ Group have became particularly concerned about the quality of British housing and in particular how inaccessible and inconvenient many houses are for large segments of the population:

The current government is asking for high density housing stock, without nearby parking allocation.

Reassurance

An other way of viewing a Lifetime home, is that if the occupier was living in a traditional home, the property would normally be sold to move into suitable accomodation. This would be either one with ‘special needs’ accommodated or a final supervised residential care accommodation / housing unit.

A Lifetime home give the occupier more options to live in the environment they enjoy and know, and still be with their family.

Regulations

Part M regulations cover accessibility and Lifetime Homes features. Added to this is the built-in flexibility that make these homes easy to adapt as peoples’ lives change.

Research

An earlier research report suggested that not only will the occupiers of homes benefit from Lifetime Homes, but so too will tax payers. This is to the tune of 5.5 billion over sixty years.

These savings come from reduced expenditure on adaptations and reduced need to move people to residential care. There would be further savings in health care and re-housing costs.

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