The National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011-2016
The Government’s National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability was published in October 2011 by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government and the Department of Health. The strategy covers the period to 2016 and outlines the broad proposals and strategic objectives involved in effectively addressing the housing and related support needs of people with disabilities.
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The vision set out in the National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011 - 2016 is to: "facilitate access, for people with disabilities, to the appropriate range of housing and related support services, delivered in an integrated and sustainable manner, which promotes equality of opportunity, individual choice and independent living."
This vision is supported by the promotion of access by people with disabilities to
independent living across the full range of housing options; the provision of frameworks and protocols for effective interagency cooperation; good practice in design, coordination and delivery of housing and related supports; improved collection and use of data for evidenced based implementation; research and development of universal design standards; access to appropriate advice and information in respect of housing need; and a framework to support the delivery, monitoring and review of agreed actions.
National Implementation Framework
The Department of Health and the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government together published the National Implementation Framework for the housing strategy for people with a disability in July 2012.
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The Implementation Framework develops the key actions from the Strategy and assigns responsibilities to stakeholders, within relevant timelines, and provides key performance indicators, as appropriate. The Implementation Framework has been developed by a high level Implementation Planning Group (IPG), chaired by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government and involving the Department of Health, HSE, the County & City Managers’ Association (CCMA), the Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency (Housing Agency), and the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform.
The Implementation Framework will be an evolving document and will be developed and amended to reflect key issues, themes and considerations arising within the monitoring and reporting framework and in the course of the development of annual progress reports.