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Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson

Huddersfield

Female

I am an Architect and NRAC registered Access Consultant; often clarifying complex aspects of the Equality Act 2010, the Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001 and other statutory and legislative information. My work encompasses, policy, strategy, operational planning, and working with design and contractor teams on a variety of projects, from infrastructure, through detailed design to handover. My career has included working within a LA background, private practice and planning department, with over 20 years experience in inclusion. I sit on NRAC management board, was a consultee on BB102 and Sport England guidance ‘Inclusive Sports Facilities’ and am a RIBA Specialist Practice Advisor on inclusion, a member of both the School Client Forum and Regulations & Standards Working Group and represent them on several committees, including the UIA Architecture for All, the BS8300 review and the External Environment Group at the BSI.

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  • Comment on: Michael Gove branded a 'hypocrite' as he picks BDP for HQ

    Jane Simpson's comment 11 July, 2014 9:00 am

    I wish but I doubt it Jane, one rule for him and another for pupils.

    It is incredibly difficult to provide fully inclusive schools with the reduction in area, he brought in. If all pupils had the space his staff have, it would be wonderful. We truly could provide equality to disabled pupils in mainstream if that was the case.

  • Comment on: What is wrong with UK housing?

    Jane Simpson's comment 10 July, 2014 3:03 pm

    Peter, I couldn't agree more.

    Another issue is sustainability, there is an enormous amount talked about it in terms of energy, but what about the sustainability of housing. New housing is often too small, starter homes are just that; enough until you have a small family that gets larger. Often the numbers of bed spaces is such that the living space and storage are insufficient. In Yorkshire we had a garage that cars wouldn't fit into!
    Then you need to move on, more sales for the house builders, lot of hassle and lost memories. Housing should be fit for purpose to accommodate a families as they grow, shrink, change.

  • Comment on: What is wrong with UK housing?

    Jane Simpson's comment 10 July, 2014 10:00 am

    Peter, I couldn't agree more.

    Another issue is sustainability, there is an enormous amount talked about it in terms of energy, but what about the sustainability of housing. New housing is often too small, starter homes are just that; enough until you have a small family that gets larger. Often the numbers of bed spaces is such that the living space and storage are insufficient. In Yorkshire we had a garage that cars wouldn't fit into!
    Then you need to move on, more sales for the house builders, lot of hassle and lost memories. Housing should be fit for purpose to accommodate a families as they grow, shrink, change.

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