Housing and disability: a 21st-century phenomenon

Andrew Beer, Debbie Faulkner, Chris Paris and Terry Clower

in Housing transitions through the life course

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424280
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302520 | DOI:
Housing and disability: a 21st-century phenomenon

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This chapter examines the ways one should conceptualise the housing transitions of persons with a disability and their households. It considers the evidence present on both the housing of persons with a disability and the housing of family members who provide care. The discussion shows that the housing transitions of those with a disability are not a niche issue, since almost one in five households is affected. It is also not a problem that is limited to one nation or one point in time; rather, it is a challenge which is imposed upon all developed economies. Based on available evidence, it is suggested that in the twenty-first century, the housing careers of households which are affected by disability are flatter and more focused on the social rental sector or government-subsidised housing, and are more challenged by health and disability concerns than for the general population.

Keywords: housing transitions; disabled people; housing careers; social rental sector; government-subsidised housing; disability concerns

Chapter.  8907 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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