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A Business for Social Change
Cost Effective New Housing for the Elderly & Persons With Disabilites
Wheelchair access, accessibility housing, wheelchair adapted homes, houses for wheelchair users

Wheelchair adapted homes

Wheelchair users in the UK struggle to find suitable accommodation. The NHS estimates there are 1.2 million wheelchair users in England. However, outside London, only 23% of homes due to be built by 2030 are planning to meet basic accessibility criteria such as including an entrance level toilet or bathroom walls that are strong enough to fit grab rails if required. Just 1% will be wheelchair accessible. These statistics make depressing reading for wheelchair users. Living Freedom provides a welcome alternative option for those struggling to find, or to provide accommodation.

Wheelchair access, accessibility housing, wheelchair adapted homes, houses for wheelchair users

Houses for wheelchair users

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Requirements for wheelchair accommodation

Obviously, specific requirements will vary from person to person but some requirements of wheelchair users are basic and very obvious. In addition to the obvious requirements that everybody shares, such as: access to the place of employment, healthcare services, friends and family, wheelchair users face additional challenges and require some specific facilities:

  1. Most homes are elevated from the surrounding area in some way, so wheelchair users require a ramp that allows them to enter a building.
  2. All doorways in a property need to be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
  3. Flooring needs to be smooth and flat, free of impediments.
  4. Services, such as taps, light switches, sockets and kitchen appliances need to be accessible to someone in a wheelchair.
  5. The height of all kitchen units, cooking facilities and tables also need to be at a suitable height for the user.
  6. Toilets need to be equipped with a support rail and a suitable height for disabled use.
  7. Showers need to be easy to enter and to have a grab rail and seat fitted.

Costs of adapted housing

For many housing providers, building houses to the specific requirements of wheelchair users represents a less profitable option. There are many people desperate to find affordable housing options and companies that struggle to make a profit on standard housing projects, are reluctant to embark on more complex requirements. Many developers are focussed on providing as much accommodation as they can in as small a space as possible. Moreover, with the increasing competition over limited space, it may be impossible for developers to satisfy all the accessibility requirements of people with disabilities, especially while keeping the prices economical. Many disabled persons earn less generally, so it is a no-win situation.

Houses for wheelchair users

Living Freedom offers a simple, effective and affordable solution for wheelchair users. The one and two bedroom options are constructed to the highest standards, and come fully equipped with a range of accessibility features. These mobile homes are convenient, environmentally fiendly, low-imapct and easy to site in a variety of locations.

Living Freedom offers a new independent living solution to improve the quality of life and solve the many social care challenges faced by the most vulnerable and physically challenged, the fastest growing groups in modern society. In essence, a one-stop alternative to hospital or care home accommodation. 'Living Freedom' is a new and innovative solution which can deliver the most cost effective, fastest, desirable, turn-key answer to a spectrum of needs and applications, providing modern, environmentally efficient, low-impact housing. Years of successful experience in design and manufacturer partnering to produce small space practical solutions which deliver uncompromising living accommodation for the most infirm, disabled, elderly (or able bodied) has been applied to pre-fabricated, fully furnished, fully equipped mobile homes using the most modern techniques, standards and materials.

One Bedroom Unit - fully furnished from £60,000
Wheelchair access, accessibility housing, wheelchair adapted homes, houses for wheelchair users
Two Bedroom Unit - fully furnished from £70,000
Wheelchair access, accessibility housing, wheelchair adapted homes, houses for wheelchair users
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