Staff views on wheelchair accessible housing in East Lothian – still time to respond

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From Rebecca Pringle, Senior Strategy Officer, East Lothian Council

In 2019, the Scottish Government brought in a requirement for all local authorities to deliver a target number of wheelchair accessible properties and to report annually on progress. As part of the work to identify a suitable target in East Lothian, a Housing Need and Demand Assessment is being carried out to identify the following;

  • A target for the development of wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures
  • A process which will set out how the target will be applied and how need and demand will continue to be monitored.
  • The need and projected demand for housing related services for individuals who use a wheelchair i.e. information and advice or housing support.

This survey is open to all East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership staff (NHS and Council, despite what it says on the introduction to the consultation) who work with individuals who are in a wheelchair whether this is at an operational or strategic level. The survey will take no more than 15 minutes of your time. If you’d like to share more information, statistics or discuss anything specific, please feel free to contact me.

Please email rpringle@eastlothian.gov.uk or phone me on 01620 827 913.