Meeting the housing needs of disabled people - Free Habinteg research report
Published by David Halliwell for Habinteg Housing Association in Housing and also in Care and Support, Health
Habinteg Housing Association has published a free research report to support anyone working to improve disabled people’s access to appropriate housing.
Meeting the housing needs of disabled people, a current and emerging issues study provides a comprehensive overview of policy, legislation and practice materials that impact on provision of housing to disabled people. It is based on the findings of a literature study commissioned from Habinteg by a group of English local authorities earlier this year (2013).
Collated into broad themes, the findings detail and analyse the implications of several hotly debated topics such as welfare reform, planning and housing standards, health and social care, care and support, equality and human rights and good practice in housing adaptations.
Habinteg Chief Executive Paul Gamble said:
“Habinteg is as passionate now about the power of inclusive housing as we have ever been and we are always keen to work in partnership with other practitioners. So we were very pleased to be able to contribute to the thinking of a group of local authorities seeking to develop their strategy for delivering homes and housing services to disabled people.”
We believe that the result is an extremely valuable overview of the issues that are influencing disabled people’s housing options in 2013, and we hope that others in the sector will find it a stimulating and useful resource.”
The report is a recommended read for housing associations, housing strategy teams, planning authorities, social services, health and social care teams and disability rights organisations. It is available to download as a PDF from Habinteg’s website at: www.habinteg.org.uk/research
Alternative formats are available on request from: email@example.com