Housing remains a big issue for disabled young people in transition.
It is harder for disabled young people to move into independent living and a large majority end up living with their parents until a much greater age than their peers. However, there exists a variety of initiatives to help young disabled people live independently in their own homes.
Disabled Facilities Grant
A Disabled Facilities Grant is a local council grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there.
Disabled Living Foundation
National charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since
Disabled young adults and the parental home
An examination of young disabled people’s views and experiences of getting a home of their own.
Housing and Support Alliance
The Housing and Support Alliance offers free independent advice, information and resources on housing, supported living and rights.
Leaving home, moving on
Guide for parents on what support can be provided when they start planning with their child about leaving home.
A national charity supporting children and adults with learning disabilities by providing a range of services including housing and employment.
Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.
Space to live: How shared ownership can transform the lives of disabled people
Report on shared owndership.
The views of young black disabled people on independent living
A study on the views of young black disabled people on independent living.