Section: Housing for Disabled People

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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Reporting on April 2018

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