A new guide to help people with a disability looking for social housing has been produced by the Housing Executive Disability Forum which is facilitated by Disability Action.
John McPeake, Housing Executive 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 said: “Like everyone else people with disabilities, they 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.”
The booklet, ‘Advice for people with disabilities on finding a home’ is available at Housing Executive local offices or can be downloaded from our website www.nihe.gov.uk