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Speaker: Dr Bert Provan, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), LSE
Series: Disability and Social Inclusion seminars
This seminar explores the findings of a recent report by the London School of Economics around the need for accessible housing. It was commissioned by Papworth Trust and Habinteg Housing, who were also interested in the extent to which disabled people with these needs were being underserved by the home ownership housing supply market. The report used data from the English Housing Survey to determine the extent and nature of these needs; undertook an on-line survey of disabled households, and conducted 40 in depth interviews. This was complemented by an attitudes survey conducted by Ipsos MORI. The work indicated that an unmet need had a significant impact on the likelihood of a disabled person being in work; indicated that there was a clear potential for more disabled people to be owner occupiers; and explored the ways needs changed over time through the in depth work.
Dr Provan has previously worked as a Senior Civil Servant at the Department of Communities, as well as in a range of local authorities and housing associations in London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Reference: Provan, B., Burchardt, T. and Suh, E,. (2016) No Place Like an Accessible Home. Quality of life and opportunity for disabled people with accessible housing needs, CASE report 109, LSE.
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1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 11th May 2017