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Housing for disabled people: have your say


We want to hear from disabled people and relevant organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. We want to understand whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, fulfils disabled people’s rights to live independently. 

Closing date:
Our online call for evidence has now closed – but you can still download and complete our easy read version of the survey (Word), please return to FREEPOST EHRC
For British Sign Language (BSL) submissions, the closing date is 23:59 on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

British Sign Language (BSL) video of the questionnaire

About the inquiry

The information you give us will form an important part of the evidence we consider for our formal inquiry into housing and disability.

We would particularly like to hear from:

  • disabled people, their families and carers
  • disabled people’s organisations and other voluntary sector and community sector organisations
  • housing providers

We want to hear the views and experiences of disabled people and organisations on housing and tenancy support provision. This includes the effect it has on disabled people’s choice and control over their housing situation and their right to independent living.

We also want to hear from housing providers, including housing associations, Arm’s Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) and private landlords. We want to hear about how they allocate homes and monitor and plan to meet the housing and tenancy support needs of disabled people. We are also interested to hear about any good practice and barriers they face in doing this.

In spring 2017, the Commission will carry out a survey of all local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland on the same areas. We expect the formal response from local authorities to be provided by the survey. Individuals working for local authorities may wish to complete the housing provider’s questionnaire, giving a personal response based on their experience.

We can only accept evidence which falls within our terms of reference.

If you don’t feel that you fit in to one of the questionnaire groups please contact us to discuss this, as you can still submit evidence related to the inquiry’s terms of reference.

Ways to respond

By email or post

Download the easy read version of the survey (Word), complete and either email to us at:


Or post to us, using our freepost address, at:

Freepost EHRC

This is all you need to put on the envelope for us to receive your response.

British Sign Language (BSL) video

If you want to submit your evidence via BSL, please video your testimony and post the recording to us on a DVD or CD at ‘Freepost EHRC’.

To help us analyse your response, please respond to the questions as set out in the easy read version of the survey (Word). The full survey is not suitable for a video submission.

For British Sign Language (BSL) submissions, the closing date is 23:59 on Wednesday 17 May 2017.


Anything you tell us will be treated as confidential and will not be passed to any other organisations. All information referred to in our final report will be anonymous. All information will be recorded and stored securely and used only for the purposes of this inquiry. For further information on confidentiality please see the confidentiality statement at the end of the questionnaires.

Further information

Please email EHRChousinginquiry@equalityhumanrights.com if you have any questions or need any further information.

Last updated: 28 Apr 2017