Housing and disabled people: Britain's hidden crisis

Yn ymwneud ag Ymchwiliad

I bwy mae'r dudalen hon?

  • policy makers
  • disabled people's organisations
  • disabled people

Y gwledydd y mae'n berthnasol iddynt?

    • Prydain Fawr

First published: 11 May 2018

housing and disabled people britains hidden crisis main report

Our housing inquiry looks at the current provision of accessible and adaptable housing for disabled people provided by local authorities and registered landlords.

Disabled people have a right to independent living. We wanted to find out to what extent this right was being fulfilled in the context of housing.

The report found that:

  • disabled people are too often demoralised and frustrated by the housing system
  • there is a significant shortage of accessible homes
  • installing home adaptations involves unacceptable bureaucracy and delay
  • disabled people are not getting the support that they need to live independently

The report recommends that more adaptable homes are built for disabled people and that local and national governments engage with disabled people at planning stages.

You can also watch our British Sign Language (BSL) version of the executive summary on YouTube

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