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Homes unfit for children: housing, disabled children and their families

Author: Oldman, C., Beresford, B.
Type: Book
Year: 1998


This report is an account of the findings of an in-depth study of the impact of housing on the lives of disabled children and their families living in Northern and Yorshire regions in England. All children involved in this project had severe disabilities. Homes unfit for children describes parents' perceptions of the impact of housing on their caring and parenting responsibilities and disabled children's experiences of living in their homes. Includes many examples where unsuitable housing is doing harm to the well-being of the whole family. This report identifies areas of policy and practice where improvements are urgently required.

Further Details

Pages: 86 p.
Publish Location: Bristol
Publisher: Policy Press in association with Joseph Rowntree Foundation
ISBN/ISSN: 1861341164
Accession Number: 03.05.05
Notes: original
Keywords: child, modification, design
Reads: 262