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Sign the petition for more disabled-friendly homes

July 22, 2014 9:27 PM
In Leonard Cheshire Disability
Originally published by LDDA - The Liberal Democrat Disability Association

Did you know that only 1 in 20 homes in the UK are disabled-friendly?

A few months ago I didn't. But we're publishing new research this Wednesday which shows the devastating impact caused by the massive shortage of disabled-friendly homes.

When someone becomes disabled - after an accident or illness, for example - a perfect home can turn into a nightmare. Some people have to wash at their kitchen sink, others are using commodes in their living rooms - all because there are no disabled-friendly homes to move to.

Sign Sue's petition to build more disabled-friendly homes.

Sue in the living room, where she sleepsI met Sue a few weeks ago and saw for myself how much we need more disabled-friendly homes. Sue can't get upstairs to her bathroom, so she has to be strip washed daily at her kitchen sink. She keeps her shower gel next to her washing up liquid.

This Wednesday we'll launch Home Truths - a campaign calling for all new homes to be disabled-friendly, and for 1 in 10 to be fully wheelchair accessible.

I don't think that's too much to ask. More and more of us are becoming disabled - we need to plan for the future now and build the right kind of homes.

Sue needs to move to a disabled-friendly home, but she can't. Sign her petition today to get more disabled-friendly homes built.

Thanks for your support,

Emma
Leonard Cheshire Disabilit

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