Section: Housing for Disabled People

Sight loss, home and the built environment

Posted 25.04.18
Housing LIN: Article link

It is estimated that one in five people aged 75 and over and one in two aged 90 and over are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives.

This Housing LIN resource provides guidance, reports and individual stories that explore the issues facing people with sight loss in their daily lives. It shows the importance of well-designed housing, practical advice and support, social connections and appropriate technology.

The pages are divided into six key themes:

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Housing provision leaving Scottish wheelchair users behind

Posted 03.04.18
Horizon Housing: Article link

Over 17,200 wheelchair users in Scotland do not have a suitable home and this unmet need is set to increase by 80% by 2024.

These are the headline findings of a major new report published by Horizon Housing Association and North Star Consulting and Research.

The report - Still minding the step? A new estimation of housing need among wheelchair users in Scotland - estimates that there are 87,340 wheelchair users in Scotland (3.6% of all households). Of these, one in four indoor wheelchair users say their home is not suitable for their needs.

It also estimates that 17,226 wheelchair user households across Scotland are in significant housing need (19.1% of all wheelchair user households).


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