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Lockdown tougher for disabled people due to inaccessible homes says YouGov poll

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Lockdown tougher for disabled people due to inaccessible homes says YouGov poll

Posted 15.09.20
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New research has found that inaccessible housing made lockdown significantly harder for many disabled UK adults.

A YouGov poll commissioned by housing association Habinteg revealed that of those disabled people surveyed, their wellbeing during lockdown was three times more likely to have been damaged by lack of access in the home when compared to non-disabled people.

Meanwhile, over two in five were unable to fully use their bathroom or kitchen without assistance.

The poll also found that the disabled respondents surveyed were 17 times more likely than non-disabled people to be unable to carry out all daily tasks and activities at home without assistance during lockdown.

The publication of the research comes just one week after Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced the launch of a Government consultation on making new homes more accessible to disabled and older people

The above link provides access to the full findings of the poll.

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