Inclusion Ireland launch position paper on housing
Inclusion Ireland launched a position paper on the housing needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The paper examines the barriers people with intellectual liabilities face in getting a home in the community with the right supports in place. The paper found that people with intellectual disabilities, as a group, have largely been removed from the general housing market, both in private renting and in social housing.
They face some of the same barriers as everyone else in society in attempting to access affordable housing amidst an ongoing housing crisis.
However, there are extra barriers such as the absence of available support services, the lack of accessible houses and availability of accessible information,
and the extra costs associated with having a disability.?
The paper is available in full and easy to read formats along with a fact sheet on what steps a person can take to have their housing needs addressed