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Disabled people and housing Choices, opportunities and barriers by Laura Hemingway

Disabled people and housing Choices, opportunities and barriers


Disabled people and housing Choices, opportunities and barriers by Laura Hemingway

This book provides a comprehensive investigation of housing issues for disabled people from a social model perspective. Documenting historical and current trends, it looks at policy, barriers to housing options and meanings of 'home'. Such a review is crucial to understanding the varying housing needs and desires of disabled people, particularly in the current economic climate. The book is a practical resource for housing policy makers and practitioners, and will be of interest to academics and students in the field.


The book vividly highlights the sheer complexity of issues that disabled people encounter in trying to navigate the housing system. Journal of Social Policy It succeeds in bringing together housing and disability studies literature and draws upon [the author's] personal research and stands out as the most up-to-date publication of its type. Housing Studies A key weakness in the literature on housing and `difference
has long been the lack of a thorough and systematic overview of contemporary housing and disability concerns. This important book tackles that gap, and is likely to prove essential reading for a wide range of practitioners, researchers and students.

Malcolm Harrison, University of Leeds This book raises important issues and concerns about current housing policies and practices encountered by increasing numbers of disabled people. It is essential reading for students, researchers, policy makers, professionals, disabled people and disability organisations. Colin Barnes, University of Leeds

About the Author

Laura Hemingway is Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK. She has taught and researched in the areas of housing and disability since 2003.

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Publication date

12th July 2011


Laura Hemingway

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Policy Press


224 pages


Disability: social aspects
Social welfare & social services



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