National government and local councils are failing to provide the disabled-friendly homes the UK needs. Disabled and older people are having to wash at their kitchen sinks or use commodes in their living rooms because of this.
We want to see house builders and all political parties commit to making sure the next generation of homes are all easily adaptable.
We 've published four reports which highlight different aspects of these issues, through personal stories of those directly affected. Read below about the impact living in inaccessible housing has.
We have also produced a guide on how you can start your own 'Home Truths' campaign, which can give you all the help you need to campaign for more disabled-friendly housing.
The hidden housing crisis
Sue slipped down the stairs two years ago and now uses a wheelchair. Since then, Sue has had to sleep in her living room and wash at her kitchen sink whilst she looks for a disabled-friendly home.
The real cost
Stacie has leukaemia and her daughter May is severely brain-damaged. May cannot walk or sit up unaided. They have been on the housing waiting list for over two years.
No place like home
Ruby’s young son Cody has Duchenne muscular syndrome and finds it increasingly difficult to get up the stairs in their home. Ruby wants to make sure they get as much out of the time they have as a family but they are stuck waiting for a suitable home.
The long wait for a home
Adam became disabled after an accident at work. As a wheelchair user he needs adaptations to be made to his home but his council has refused to pay for the changes that would cost his family £100,000.