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Housing for Disabled People – a SFHA/GWSF/EHRC Round Table Event

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Scottish Federation Of Housing Associations

149 Saint Vincent Street

Glasgow

G2 5NW

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is carrying out a formal inquiry to assess whether the right of disabled people to independent living is supported by the provision of accessible and adaptable housing and tenancy support services. The inquiry is covering England, Scotland and Wales.

EHRC has a legal power to conduct an inquiry into anything relating to its equality and human rights duties. This helps it to collect evidence to gain a clear picture of a particular sector or issue, where it feels there is a benefit to wider society. It can then use our findings to make recommendations. In this instance, it wants to find out whether the housing that disabled people are living in impacts on their ability to live independently, access employment, education, leisure and recreational opportunities and potentially increases the risk of illness and disability.

SFHA has already made a submission to the inquiry but was unable to consult with members due to the tight timescales. Therefore, SFHA and GWSF are hosting a round table event to seek the views of members and assist the progress of this important area of research. We hope that this will be a popular event as this is a key area of interest for many members. It would therefore be helpful if you could register your attendance.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in housing support, independent living and/or housing for varying needs. Those involved in strategic planning, staff and managers delivering support services and staff and managers from specialist associations will find this of particular interest.

We will provide more detail as to the format for this event nearer the time but more information about the inquiry can be found at: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/inquiries-and-investigations/inquiry-housing-disabled-people

About the Venue

The event will take place at SFHA offices in Glasgow on Friday 15 September 2017. However, should levels of interest exceed the capacity of the room, we will hold it in a larger venue in Glasgow.

How to Book

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can book your place using REGISTER above.


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