Carers WA, in partnership with Foundation Housing, has released the “Accessing a Home report“ report on the barriers people with disability face when seeking a safe, accessible, affordable and secure home.
The report concludes that people with disability in Western Australia have poorer experiences and outcomes when accessing a home than the general population and struggle to find suitable homes in the community of their choice.
The “Accessing a Home report” makes a series of recommendations to improve these experiences and widen housing options for people with disability.
The report’s recommendations call for:
- A service to provide information, advice and assistance on housing options in WA directly to people with disability and their families;
- Further State Government investment in social housing for people with disabilities;
- The development of a needs-based housing register;
- Simplification of processes around housing support within the NDIS; and
- The inclusion of mandatory accessibility requirements in the National Construction Code for all residential buildings.
Carers WA and Foundation Housing will continue to advocate for change to improve the housing outcomes people with disability in Western Australia.
Accessing a Home report:
- Literature review: Accessing a Home June 2020
- Survey report: Accessing a Home June 2020
- Case Study: Accessing a Home June 2020
- Consultation records: Accessing a Home June 2020