The right living space housing and accommodation needs of people with disabilities: Executive summary

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/308847
Title:
The right living space housing and accommodation needs of people with disabilities: Executive summary
Authors:
Browne, Michael
Publisher:
Disability Federation of Ireland
Issue Date:
Nov-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/308847
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report is based on a joint study between the Citizens Information Board (formerly Comhairle) and Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI). The focus of the report is on the housing and accommodation1 needs of people with disabilities as experienced by people with disabilities and their families as well as by voluntary and community organisations working with them. A three-pronged methodological approach was used in the study to gain insight into the social realities and experiences of people with disabilities and their families – a survey of voluntary/community organisations, focus groups (involving people with disabilities and voluntary/community organisation representatives) and identification of case examples. There was wide consultation with people with disabilities and with a diverse group of organisations working in the disability field. Some of the organisations consulted are housing service providers, others provide complementary support services and for some the main focus is on advocacy on behalf of their members. Feedback based on the experience of users of Citizens Information Services (CIS) throughout the country was an integral part of the study. The report highlights key factors which impact on the ability of people with disabilities to access accommodation appropriate to their needs. It points to a need for new thinking which would address the accommodation and related support needs of people with disabilities in the context of social inclusiveness, equality of access and the provision of accessible and integrated living environments. This approach would be significantly different to the approach which sees the accommodation needs of people with disabilities being met primarily in the context of ‘special needs housing’.
Keywords:
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY; HOUSING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-20T12:55:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-20T12:55:01Z-
dc.date.issued2007-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/308847-
dc.descriptionThis report is based on a joint study between the Citizens Information Board (formerly Comhairle) and Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI). The focus of the report is on the housing and accommodation1 needs of people with disabilities as experienced by people with disabilities and their families as well as by voluntary and community organisations working with them. A three-pronged methodological approach was used in the study to gain insight into the social realities and experiences of people with disabilities and their families – a survey of voluntary/community organisations, focus groups (involving people with disabilities and voluntary/community organisation representatives) and identification of case examples. There was wide consultation with people with disabilities and with a diverse group of organisations working in the disability field. Some of the organisations consulted are housing service providers, others provide complementary support services and for some the main focus is on advocacy on behalf of their members. Feedback based on the experience of users of Citizens Information Services (CIS) throughout the country was an integral part of the study. The report highlights key factors which impact on the ability of people with disabilities to access accommodation appropriate to their needs. It points to a need for new thinking which would address the accommodation and related support needs of people with disabilities in the context of social inclusiveness, equality of access and the provision of accessible and integrated living environments. This approach would be significantly different to the approach which sees the accommodation needs of people with disabilities being met primarily in the context of ‘special needs housing’.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDisability Federation of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectPEOPLE WITH DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectHOUSINGen_GB
dc.titleThe right living space housing and accommodation needs of people with disabilities: Executive summaryen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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