With the Anniversary Games and National Paralympics Day this weekend, property portal TheHouseShop.com spoke to GB Paralympic golden girl, Hannah Cockroft, to hear her experience of the everyday struggles finding a home that allows her to live independently.
TheHouseShop have spoken to a number of prominent disabled people as part of their broader campaign to bring awareness to the accessible property sector and to start new discussions about disability and housing.
Finding a new home is difficult enough at the best of times, and finding a property that meets all your personal needs can be a painstaking and frustrating task for anyone and everyone. But as a disabled person trying to find a home that allows you to live independently, this task becomes nigh on impossible.
Accessible and adapted property have been severely overlooked in the housing market, and given that 10% of the population identify themselves as disabled, it is quite frankly shocking that more mainstream solutions for disabled home-hunters are not available.
With the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games and National Paralympics Day this weekend, property portal TheHouseShop.com are using the events as an opportunity to start a discussion about the desperate need for better housing solutions for the disabled community.
GB Paralympics golden girl, Hannah Cockroft, has spoken out about her personal experience finding properties that allow her to live independently, and the compromises she has had to make.