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Will there ever be safe housing for people with disabilities?

sben Community member Posts: 43 Connected




At the moment, there is no social housing, no council housing, and no supported accommodation in the South and South East for people with disabilities.

This includes East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove.


I myself have a disability, and I find it very hard to cope.

Because of my disability, I am at risk of having unconscious seizures, in which I have been having for over 7 years, I am at risk of falls, I am at risk of accidents, especially when cooking, this includes burning food, fires, and injuring myself, and I am also at risk of wondering around without knowing.


I feel that it is a shame that people with disabilities are not in safe housing, and I also feel that people with disabilities are either forgotten or ignored.


I have been told several times by councils and social housing that they are not bothered about people’s health and disabilities, and that they are not concerned about people’s health and disabilities.


I am just wondering. Will there ever be safe housing for people with disabilities.




  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sben

    Sorry to hear about how this is impacting you, accessible and suitable housing can be difficult to find and access, and even more so in certain parts of the country. 

    Can I ask, do you have any support from friends, family members or a carer of some sort in your current place? It's concerning to read that you consider yourself to be at risk of all of those things you mentioned there. 

    It might be worth gathering a letter from your GP that explains why you need more suitable housing, or possibly referring yourself for a needs assessment through your local authority as that could help you with getting higher up the priority list.

    You could also consider contacting Shelter, and Scope has some information on how to find accessible housing that you may find helpful.
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  • sben
    sben Community member Posts: 43 Connected
    Hi Ross_Scope
    I do not have any one supporting me, as I am on my own. I do not have any family, and I have been told by council that I am not priority for support.


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