Skip to content

New guide on finding a home for people with a disability

Published: Fri, 31 May 2013
Share |
Pictured (l-r) Kevin Doherty, Disability Action; Isobel Hamilton, Disability Forum & Housing Community Network; John McPeake, NIHE
Launch of ‘Advice for people with disabilities on finding a home’.
We have published a new guide to help people with a disability looking for social housing
"Advice for people with disabilities on finding a home" has been produced by our Disability Forum, which is facilitated by Disability Action
John McPeake, Chief Executive said: "A person with a disability may have extra requirements when they are looking for a home to help them live independently. There are many things to consider. They might for example need an accessible home which is close to family, shops, transport, or hospital.
‘This new guide was produced specifically to help people with disabilities on their housing journey, from applying for accommodation to getting a home. It covers the steps in the process, the things to think about and where to get the information needed."
Welcoming the guide Disability Action Interim Chief Executive, Kevin Doherty commented: "Like everyone else people with disabilities want to have a comfortable home that meets their needs. However finding appropriate housing and understanding the process can at times be difficult due to a lack of accessible information available.
"This guide will benefit people with different disabilities across Northern Ireland in obtaining the relevant information they need to make finding a home an easier process. It can also be obtained from your local office and is available in a range of formats (e.g. large print, audio, Braille)."
The Disability Forum is a user led group to ensure that disability is represented at all levels in the organisation.