Whilst not all disabled people use wheelchairs, we know that for those who do, having a place to live that meets their needs, along with the needs of their household, is fundamental. Appropriate housing can be the key to education, employment, social activity and a whole range of choices that so many people take for granted. We believe that improving the availability of wheelchair accessible housing is one important step towards achieving greater equality for disabled people.
Our two specialist reports, Mind the Step and Space to Move examine the extent of unmet need for wheelchair accessible housing and uncover some of the common barriers to effective allocation of social landlords wheelchair accessible housing stock.
The reports are aimed at local authorities, housing associations, disabled people and others who want to make a difference. Click the links below for more detail about each report, or use the sub-sections on the panel to the left of your screen.
We hope that through our research more people become aware of the importance to provide housing for everyone both disabled and non-disabled people.