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Pioneering council praised for ground-breaking co-production on housing strategy

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A local authority has been praised for once again breaking new ground on co-producing policy with disabled people, after publishing a new disabled people’s housing strategy.

Hammersmith and Fulham council, in London, has produced the housing strategy in co-production with disabled residents.

The strategy, and the council’s pioneering work on co-production, have been praised for providing a beacon of hope for disabled people across the country.

Three years ago, a “ground-breaking” report on co-production, commissioned by the council and produced by the Hammersmith and Fulham Disabled People’s Commission, focused on how to remove the barriers disabled people faced in the London borough by embedding a culture of genuine co-production within the council.

Now the Labour-run council has built on that report by working with disabled residents to identify the particular barriers they face in housing, and to co-produce solutions to those barriers.

Launching the strategy, Cllr Lisa Homan, the council’s cabinet member for housing, said it was the “first of a kind for Hammersmith and Fulham and perhaps for local authorities as [...]

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