Housing and disabled people: Wales statistics

infographic with statistics showing how the government and councils are responding to the need for accessible housing

Big picture: inaccessible Wales

More than a quarter of all people living in Wales are disabled.

In 2015 to 2016 32,000 people received an adaptation to their home, rising by 11.7% since 2013 to 2014.

The Welsh Government plans to build 20,000 affordable homes by 2021 yet they have not set any targets for accessible homes within this figure.

The bad news

Only 15% of councils said the information they hold about disabled people’s housing requirements was good.

Only one out of a total of 22 councils set a percentage target for accessible and adaptable housing.

Over half of councils said a lack of funding for adaptations was a challenge.

The good news

95 percent of councils provide tenancy support services. However, only 30% say they are meeting the demand for tenancy support.

80 percent of councils use a support worker or advocate to help with communication with disabled people.

Over half of councils use an accessible housing register.