Browsing: Disability Wales

Housing A woman using a hoist in her bedroom
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Disabled people have been left “demoralised and frustrated” by the housing system and face a “chronic shortage” of accessible homes, according to a new report by the equality and human rights watchdog. More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties,
Independent Living Rhian Davies speaking at a lectern, with a BSL interpreter beside her
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The ruling Labour government in Wales has been accused of “selling disabled people down the river”, after deciding that local authorities will be handed all financial responsibility for supporting former recipients of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The Welsh government has decided that, after a short transition period, the £27 million-a-year provided by the
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