Still minding the step? A new estimation of the housing needs of wheelchair users in Scotland

This report published by Horizon Housing Association and North Star Consulting and Research, estimates around 87,340 wheelchair users in Scotland or 3.6% of all households. Of these, one in four indoor wheelchair users say their home is not suitable for their needs.

Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland, this report together with new research has revealed that 17,226 wheelchair user households across Scotland are in significant housing need.

It explores the significance of accessible housing in facilitating national and local policies and strategic plans and assesses the extent to which current strategies address the needs of households which include a wheelchair user.