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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10892: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what work it carries out with with local authorities in the Mid-Scotland and Fife parliamentary region to ensure that realistic targets are set in their respective housing strategies regarding the delivery of wheelchair-accessible housing.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 12 September 2017

Within our disability delivery plan. A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (published in December 2016) we have committed to working with local authorities, disabled people, and other stakeholders to ensure that each local authority sets a realistic target within its Local Housing Strategy for the delivery of wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures and reports annually on progress.

The Scottish Government also intends to revise the Local Housing Strategy guidance in 2018 to reflect this.