AKW helps housing associations create safer homes for less able
“There will be 170,000 more residents with mobility problems in addition to 45,000 more with serious memory loss problems living in housing association properties by 2034”
UK’s inclusive kitchen solutions specialists AKW is helping housing associations to make social housing safer for less able and disabled tenants thanks to its free expert kitchen surveying service.
A huge number of people on social housing waiting lists have an urgent need for adapted homes. However, research conducted by the Smith Institute suggests there will be 170,000 more residents with mobility problems in addition to 45,000 more with serious memory loss problems living in housing association properties by 2034. This poses a significant challenge to housing associations, which face high demand for stocks of affordable homes but will also be under increasing pressure to supply suitable accommodation to tenants with special needs.
AKW works with housing associations to ensure their kitchens are accessible, safe to use and tailored to the current and future needs of tenants. Its free surveying service to specifiers also takes into consideration the varying requirements of households with multiple occupants, creating inclusive spaces that are suitable for all.
The company’s highly experienced specialists assess a variety of important factors, including health and safety, accessibility, functionality, and produce detailed drawings of new kitchen designs that meet clinical and lifestyle requirements. This comes with recommendations of appropriate solutions that can enhance the suitability of kitchens, saving housing associations valuable time in sourcing this vital information themselves.
To learn more about AKW’s free kitchen surveying service for housing associations, visit the website HERE