Change the National Building Code to make housing accessible for all Australians

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Right now, nearly three quarters of Australians with mobility impairment live in housing which does not meet their needs.

Many people with disability say poor housing design means they cannot visit friends and family.

In some cases, housing quality is so low that people are unable to leave the house at all.

“We are no longer stuck in institutions, but we are stuck at home because of poor design”

“My own sibling built a new home, and I cannot access it. She did not mean to exclude me - the builder just didn't know what to do to allow for my disability.”

Australia’s lack of accessible housing is also forcing many older Australians into residential care, when the majority of Australians seniors would rather age at home.

“I wouldn't be able to live in a home that was not accessible. I'd have to live in some kind of supported accommodation.”

This has to change - it’s time to make housing accessible for all Australians.

The Building Better Homes Campaign is a coalition of disability and seniors organisations working to change the National Building Code to make accessibility standards mandatory for all new residential homes.

This will change the life of hundreds of thousands of Australians who are currently limited in their day to day activities simply because their housing doesn’t meet their needs.

We know our campaign will be strongly opposed by many vested interests across the building industry - that’s why we need your help to win this campaign.

We need your help to tell State and Federal Building Ministers that they must make accessibility standards mandatory for all new residential homes. 

Please, sign and share this petition to show you support for people with disabilities, seniors, and those with mobility impairment.