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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,
Housing Vicky McDermott speaking to a meeting from behind a table
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The government appears to have committed to funding two new measures aimed at tackling the shortage of accessible housing for disabled and older people. Announcing the results of the spending review, which detail the government’s spending plans until the next general election in 2020, George Osborne told MPs that the government’s task was “to