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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:
Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 23:59

About the questionnaires

There are three questionnaires, one for each group we would particularly like to hear from:

You can respond online by clicking the links above, or see other ways to respond.

Our focus is on the experience of disabled people since 2014.

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

Please only complete the questionnaire that is relevant to you and only complete the questions that are relevant to your situation.

The closing date is 23:59 on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Respond online

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.

By telephone

Contribute to our survey by leaving a message on our voicemail system. Call 0161 829 8878.

Please listen carefully to the message at the start of the recording. Messages left for us can be a maximum of 30 minutes long.

You may find it easier to respond to the questions in the easy read version of the survey (Word) when leaving your message.

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.


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: 06 Mar 2017