Response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report into housing for disabled people

11 May 2018

Responding to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report, Catherine Ryder, Head of Policy at the National Housing Federation says:

"We welcome the report into housing for disabled people by the EHRC. This shines a light on a very important, and often overlooked, aspect of the housing crisis.

"The idea that thousands of disabled people living in this country are denied access to a basic human right like living in a suitable home should shock people. We strongly support the call for a long-term strategy to ensure disabled people have access to a home that meets their needs. 

"Housing associations already have a strong commitment to ensuring vitally needed adaptions are made to homes, and currently provide half a million people with supported housing, designed for people who need ongoing support to live independently. However, we know the sector is ambitious to do more.”

Read the EHRC's Housing and disabled people report on the EHRC website.