A social approach to supporting and empowering disabled people in housing: Frontline Briefing (2023)

Published: 30/11/2023

Author: Hemingway, L


Everyone should have the right to live in safe, secure housing that meets their needs. For many disabled people, however, this is just one aspect of their lives where they encounter disadvantage and discrimination; a situation which has been exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis (El Dessouky and McCurdy, 2023). This Frontline Briefing provides an essential resource for practitioners to develop their understanding of disabled people’s relationship with housing and the importance of using the social model of disability when assessing housing needs and providing support.

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - The role of social workers | Person-centred practice | Effective assessments and outcome based support planning | Direct work with individuals and families

CQC - Effective

PCF - Knowledge | Intervention and skills

RCOT - Service users | Understanding relationship | Collaborative

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