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Disability and dependency : origins and futures of 'special needs' housing for disabled people.

Stewart, John and Harris, Jennifer and Sapey, Bob (1999) Disability and dependency : origins and futures of 'special needs' housing for disabled people. Disability and society, 14 (1). pp. 5-20. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

In this paper we analyse the provision of housing for disabled people in both its historical and ideological contexts. While the recent extension of part M of the Building Regulations to dwellings by the government represents a significant advance towards the inclusion of disabled people, we argue that the shift in funding of public housing from a 'bricks and mortar' subsidy to Housing Benefit potentially creates greater dependency. This amounts to a policy contradiction in which the government is punishing disabled people for being dependent whilst simultaneously being the cause of their dependency. If this issue is not addressed disabled people will continue to remain excluded, albeit within accessible dwellings.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 20754
Deposited By: Mrs Janet Harris
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2008 13:27
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20754

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