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The Ewing inquiry: a Disability Scotland report into housing in Scotland for people with a physical disability

Author:
Lord Ewing of Woodford (chair)
Publisher:
Disability Scotland
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
49p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Report from a committee of inquiry investigating the state of housing in Scotland for disabled people.

Book

The report of the Ewing Inquiry into housing in Scotland for people with a physical disability: the Scottish Office response

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Scottish Office
Publisher:
Great Britain. Scottish Office
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Chinese disability accommodation policy

Author:
FISHER Karen
Journal article citation:
Social Policy Research Centre Newsletter, 96, May 2007, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre

This article describes research undertaken in 2006 in China on Chinese disability policy. It summarises the research process, findings and implications for the participation of the Social Policy Research Centre in Chinese disability policy research.

Journal article

Independent lives and the relevance of lifetime homes

Author:
IMRIE Rob
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 21(4), June 2006, pp.359-374.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

A problem for disabled people, particularly individuals dependent on the use of a wheelchair, is housing that is not easily usable due to physical barriers. A proposed solution by government is the adoption of lifetime homes (LTH) standards that are likely to become mandatory for all newly constructed dwellings in the private sector in England by 2008. It is, therefore, an appropriate time to take stock of LTH standards, and to evaluate to what extent they are able to address the problems for disabled people caused by physically inaccessible housing. In doing so, the article provides a critique of LTH standards, and suggests that while they are, in some respects, a positive development, they are not, in and of themselves, a panacea in relation to rectifying the shortfall of accessible dwellings.

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Housing: choice is the key

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, 51, Autumn 2005, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

This article explores ways to achieve long-term inclusive solutions for housing of disabled parents. The article draws on evidence from several housing studies which indicate that disabled people wont to choose whether or not to move home, and if they do wish to move they want choice.

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Flexible housing solutions needed

Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, Summer 2005, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

This article contains individual case examples which show how parents with disabilities have complex reasons for wanting to change housing. They highlight the importance of appropriate housing and the need for flexible solutions.

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Housing and disabled parents

Author:
WATES Michele
Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, Summer 2005, pp.8-11.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

Many disabled parents face daily difficulties in meeting their child's needs because they live in housing that is not suitable to their needs. This article briefly highlights recent research and also provides personal accounts by disabled parents which underline the problems they face. The article also includes a selection of relevant organisations and resources.

Journal article

The need for inclusive housing design

Author:
NICKSON Graham
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 8(1), February 2005, pp.29-32.
Publisher:
Emerald

Describes the principles to be followed by housing designers and planners to ensure disabled people are not excluded by design from future housing development, outlining the demographic drivers and the problem with current housing stock and commenting on the standards to be applied to ensure inclusion for all members of society. If government rhetoric about building sustainable communities in which people want to live is to be matched by action, attention must be paid to the housing needs of everyone who is part of that community, including disabled people. The author is with John Grooms Housing Association, a leading specialist provider of wheelchair-standard housing in England, with more than 1,200 properties.

Journal article

Access is coming home

Author:
HODGKINSON Conrad
Journal article citation:
Access by Design, 97, Winter 2003, pp.21-24.
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments

Looks at the Accessible Property Register, a new resource available on the Internet for disabled people looking to buy, rent or sell accessible or adapted housing.

Journal article

Housing information and advice for disabled people

Author:
ECCLES Pat
Journal article citation:
Integrate News, 56, November 1995, p.19.

Provides extracts from the report, 'Housing Information and Advice for People with Physical Disabilities , which has been written by the author.

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