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To: Minster of State for Housing & Planning
Make all Bungalows & Ground Floor Flats be Disabled Friendly & only for the Disabled
To make it compulsory for all bungalows and ground floor flats be adapted for disabled people and to give a home for disabled people.
A permanent outdoor ramp, wide doors for wheelchair users, wet rooms, grabrails etc.
Why is this important?
Did you know there are 1 in 5 people who are living with a disability. Ten million disabled people in Britain and five million are pension age. Most of them struggling to find suitable accommodation.
I became disabled from an industrial accident at work over 25 years ago. I have to rely on benefits.
Majority of Landlords and Estate Agents don't have accommodation for disabled people. You may be lucky if your Landlord allows the Council to adapt their properties.
But the difficulty is that so many people are living in bungalows and ground floor flats who are fortunate enough to be able to walk, climb stairs.
Because there are less bungalows being built and ground floor flats are so small as disabled people need more adaptions and medical equipment they are impractical to live in.
My friend and I are part-time wheechair users and struggling to find a place to live that has a wet room but due to severe allergies we are struggling to find a place that has not been recently decorated using toxic paint, new carpets, glues etc.
Surely making this compulsory will help millions of disabled people have a better quality of life as it causes us severe stress just trying to find a safe, suitable place to live. We have enough to cope with basic tasks everyone takes for granted.
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