§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice or guidance is available from his Department to local authorities on considering the requirements of disabled people when modernising old council housing.
§ Mrs. Roe
The Department has published a number of circulars and other forms of guidance on the housing requirements of disabled people. These includeCircular 74/74 "Housing for People who are Physically handicapped";Circular 59/78 "Adaptations of Housing for People who are Physically handicapped";design guidance on mobility housing and wheelchair housing (Housing Development Directorate Occasional Papers 2/74 and 2/75);advice on housing services for disabled people (HDD Occasional Paper 3/78);1984 guidance manual on advice booklets produced by local authorities for disabled people;a comprehensive film and information pack "Housing for the Disabled" (1981); anda manual on house adaptations for disabled people to be published soon by HMSO.