Disabled People and Housing

Choices, Opportunities and Barriers

Laura Hemingway

Disabled People and Housing

Laura Hemingway

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847428059 Will Publish December 2011 For sale in North and South America only
This book provides a comprehensive investigation of housing issues for disabled people from a social model perspective. Documenting historical and current trends, it looks at policy, barriers to housing options and meanings of 'home'.  Such a review is crucial to understanding the varying housing needs and desires of disabled people, particularly in the current economic climate. The book is a practical resource for housing policy makers and practitioners, and will be of interest to academics and students in the field.
Contents
Introduction
Housing policy and disability: from past to present
Understanding disability: from 'personal tragedy' to social disadvantage
Housing tenure, supply and the physical environment
The role of attitudes and assumptions
Affordability issues
A holistic view of the meaning of 'home'
Housing, disability and revisiting the social model
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