Housing and disabled people: Wales's hidden crisis

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First published: 11 May 2018

housing and disabled people wales hidden crisis executive summary

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

This report sets out the challenges faced by disabled people in Wales and our recommendations for the Welsh Government.

Disabled people have a right to independent living. We wanted to find out how well 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

To see the picture across Great Britain, read Housing and disabled people: Britain’s hidden crisis.

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