Housing disabled people

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Housing disabled people – Britain’s hidden crisis

Publication date: 2018
Ranking: essential


In their words:

“In December 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) launched a formal inquiry on housing for disabled people. The inquiry examined whether the availability
of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services associated with it, fulfilled disabled people’s rights to independent living.”

The bullet points.

  • Disabled people are demoralised and frustrated by the housing system. They report a severe shortage of accessible houses across all tenures.
  • There are unacceptable bureaucratic problems and delays with homes adaptations.
  • Disabled people don’t get the support that’s needed to live independent lives.

The download link offers access to related housing and disability reports.
Accessible and adaptable housing in North Somerset.

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Correspondence Unit
Arndale House
The Arndale Centre
Manchester M4 3AQ

Telephone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084
Email: The general enquiries webpage contains an email contact form.

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