DASH Services

"Where we live defines who we are.
Poor housing is linked to poor health and reduces people’s life chances."

Linda Cobb Project Manager

Housing and disabled people: EHRC guidance

On 19 October 2018 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published guides concerning housing for disabled people in England, Scotland and Wales, and the organisations that support them. The guides set out a person’s rights and responsibilities, information and tips on:

  • Renting from a private landlord or from a letting agency
  • Adapting the home
  • Where to get help.

Guidance for local authorities in England and Wales and for elected members in Scotland, particularly those involved in housing and planning, comprise toolkits which aim to support them to:

  • Consider housing for disabled people in their strategies and plans
  • Involve disabled people in a meaningful way
  • Share best practice
  • Help with scrutiny of local authority housing policies and practices.

For the guidance, click here

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