Getting around – at home and outside.

We’ve all heard lots about the need for more house building but will there be enough homes that match the needs of everyone: more older people, more facing mobility and other physical needs –from easy-to-reach power sockets to floors without trip hazards? The Equality and Human Rights commission will be asking for your thoughts from next month.

Great news for wheel-chair users: a recent legal decision means that they get first place when it comes to using “wheel-chair” spaces on buses – so other passengers would need to move their luggage, prams etc and the drivers should make sure that this happens. And the EHRC is also chasing up Premier League football clubs about whether they are meeting their legal responsibilities to make grounds accessible (and, of course, that means more than access for wheel-chair users).

Best wishes

Penny Melville-Brown

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