Improving Disability data in the UK

The ONS has published a range of data showing disabled people’s experience of different aspects of life in the UK. The fields include: housing, social participation and loneliness and wellbeing

With regard to the housing data the analysis is limited to people under 64yrs even though there are more disabled people over this age, for reasons described in the alert. Headline reported housing findings are:

  •  Disabled people in 2019 were less likely to own their own home, with 42.4% owning their own home, compared with 53.2% of non-disabled people.
  • 24.7% of disabled people in 2019 rented social housing, compared with 8.2% of non-disabled people.
  • Young disabled people in 2019 (ages 16 to 24 years) were less likely to live with their parents (67.6%) than young non-disabled people (73.1%), but this pattern reverses for ages 25 to 54 years.

Note: To read this and other case studies, go to the full report on our 'Focus on Dementia' webpages at: Going the Extra Step. A compendium of best practice in dementia care

The views expressed in this feature have been provided by the featured organisations and are not necessarily those of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network. 

If you have any examples from your own organisation that you would like to share please send details to Katey Twyford and Wendy Wells, Housing and Dementia co-leads for the Housing LIN, . We will be developing a compendium of best practice examples to go on the Housing LIN website.