A decent home for every disabled child

One in four children live in a home that makes their condition worse or puts them at risk. 

This needs to change. Take action and join our campaign.

BBC Newsnight has exclusively covered the launch of our #CountingTheCosts housing study. Tune into BBC Two at 10.30pm to hear from our CEO Amanda Batten and from three families whose lives have been devastated by the homes in which they live.

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Why we’re campaigning

We surveyed more than 4000 UK families about their financial and housing situation. Based on 2,861 fully completed responses we found that:

There is a huge shortage of affordable and accessible housing for families with disabled children. Families are also waiting too long for housing adaptions needed to help manage their child’s condition and keep them safe. Affordable and safe housing for young disabled adults is almost non-existent too.

What we’re campaigning for

The government must: 

Together we can make this happen. Take action today!

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Need advice on housing?

We have information on our website on:

You can also find advice from housing charity Shelter in:

Or if you live in Northern Ireland, from Housing Advice for Northern Ireland.