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Home Adaptation Service Launched

April 30, 2004
Multiple Sclerosis Society

A new service has been launched to help disabled and older people adapt their home so they can live more safely, conveniently and independently.

Anyone who is applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to adapt their home and needing to employ professional designers to plan and oversee the work can contact the House Adaptations Advisory Service (HAAS) to be put in touch with the right experienced people.

HAAS is the only UK-wide register of health care professionals, architects, surveyors and other related professionals who have a demonstrable knowledge of the housing needs of disabled and older people. Its database also contains details of membersí experience of other small-scale projects including community and day centres. Users of the service are sent a list of all the members in their region, with details of their prior work, free of charge.

For further information on HAAS and to find a professional designer in your area contact:

Paul Highman
Principal Information Officer
Centre for Accessible Environments
Nutmeg House
60 Gainsford Street
London SE1 2NY

Tel/textphone 020 7357 8182
Fax 020 7357 8183

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