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The housing needs of disabled people

Health and Social Care in the Community

Author: Nocon, A., Pleace, N.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


This paper presents the results from a study of the housing needs of disabled people in Shropshire. The study involved interviews with disabled people, representatives of a county-wide disabled people's organization, and staff from social services, housing and health agencies. A questionnaire was sent to a sample of disabled people in the county, and quantitative data were examined. The study highlighted: the high level of unmet housing need amongst disabled people, in relation to both adaptations and more appropriate housing; the need for more involvement by disabled people in the planning and provision of services; the need for greater flexibility within the housing regulations, so that services are more responsive to people's individual needs; and the inadequacy of the resources currently available to meet those needs.

Further Details

Publish Dates: Sep
Full Title: Health and Social Care in the Community
Pages: 361-369
Volume: 6
Issue: 5
ISBN/ISSN: 0966-0410
Accession Number: September, 2011
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2524.1998.00130.x
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 02/09/2013
Access Date: September, 2011
Keywords: HousingdisabledUnited Kingdomhousing needs
Reads: 162