The largest-ever survey on wheelchair users and their housing needs finds:
- There is a chronic lack of wheelchair accessible homes in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), according to new research by Abode Impact
- 4 in 5 are currently living in a home that fails to fully meet their needs as a wheelchair user
- 91% have experienced barriers to accessing the PRS
- Wheelchair users report having to be carried downstairs in order to leave their property, and being turned away by estate agents after arriving in a wheelchair
We think this article from Abode Impact is an interesting read. While there is a call for Wheelchair users living in London who are looking to privately rent an accessible home in to register an interest, Shropshire Disability Network believes the issues are across the whole of the UK.
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