Disabled People and Housing: Choices, Opportunities and Barriers

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Policy Press, 2011 - Political Science - 216 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
from past to present
19
from personal tragedy to social disadvantage
51
the built environment and access to information
67
income affordability and risk assessment
99
assumptions and institutional practices
129
7 Creating the home in a society of barriers
157
References
177
Index
207
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Laura Hemingway is Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK. She has taught and researched in the areas of housing and disability since 2003.