Accessible Housing Register


AHR-Choice for
Disabled Londoners
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The London Accessible Housing Register (AHR) project, launched April 2006 at the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Disability Capital Conference. The GLA commissioned a team of consultants, led by Home Connections to develop the key elements of the AHR.The Accessible Housing Register provides access information for social housing properties. It is a way of storing and displaying information about whether a property has level access, has steps or has any adaptations such a level access shower or stair-lift. It features:

Standard Property Categorisation Framework

The AHR property category framework was created in line with NROSH (National Register of Social Housing) to help social landlords to collect access information for the NROSH data fields. Some of the category names have been changed to make them more accessible to the public – and in addition a new category has been added for the London AHR called Step Free.

Standard Eligibility Criteria for Accessible Housing

In addition to the property categories a set of standard eligibility criteria were designed in order to help social landlords prioritise housing applicants for accessible properties and assess the needs of disabled applicants using the Social Model


  • Designed by professionals for professionals
  • Better fit between property and applicant
  • Save disabled facility grant for those most in need
  • Applicants that have had a Health and Disability Assessment will be given guidance on suitable properties
  • Increase transparency of lettings to disabled groups
  • Work to the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)


  • A property checklist
  • An applicant checklist
  • Extensive information and detailed dimensions of key adaptations on accessible and adapted properties
  • Standalone or addable to your CBL system
  • A standard classification for properties and applicants
  • Data take on via XML or CSV


  • Aligned with housingmoves the cross London mobility scheme
  • Ongoing improvements, committment and investment
  • Sharing best practice from across the community


Background

  • 2004 Feasibility Study
  • 2006 Home Connections commissioned by the Greater London Authority to develop the London Accessible Housing Register (LAHR) toolkit
  • 2007 Launch of the LAHR
  • 2007-2009 London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Kensington and Chelsea pilot the LAHR
  • 2009 Start of the LAHR rollout

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