Housing and disabled people: Britain’s hidden crisis
In 2016 we began our inquiry into housing for disabled people. We looked at whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, is fulfilling disabled people’s rights to live independently in England, Scotland and Wales. On this page you’ll find the results of that inquiry in the form of videos, blogs, reports, recommendations, infographics and case studies.
'For at least two years I didn’t have proper access to any kind of bathing facilities.'
June and Michelle talk about their fight for accessible housing, and how their lives have been transformed by adaptations.
'I like to do as much as I can for myself. There are a few adaptations in the house to make life a little bit easier.'
We asked disabled people to give us an insight into their lives at home. Their selfie videos reveal their tips and tricks for making life easier.
Post your own tips to help others, using #lifehacks (Twitter, opens in new window) and #hiddenhousingcrisis (Twitter, opens in new window).
The ‘other’ hidden housing crisis
Susan Johnson, one of our Commissioners, says that change is possible but governments need to act now
Urgent action needed on housing for disabled people
Sue Adams, Chief Executive of Care and Repair, says we have a postcode lottery when it comes to adapting homes for disabled people.