FOI Request - Accessible Housing
1) How many properties/dwellings (sometimes referred to as council or social housing) do you own as a Local Authority?
2) How many of the aforementioned properties/dwellings have wheelchair access?
3) How many of the aforementioned properties/dwellings have been adapted in order to meet the needs of a disabled person?
Q1 - We have 6150 properties as of 6/2/2020
Q2 – In our 2018/19 annual return we reported our stock by provision type as per the table below. As at 31 March 2019, our stock figure was 6122.
Property Type Self-Contained Percentage
Ambulant Disabled 1912 31.23%
General Needs 4017 65.62%
Wheelchair Housing 43 2.45%
Sheltered Housing 150 0.70%
We have built 28 new properties this financial year so far and of these 2 are classed as wheelchair housing.
Q3 – As per the table in Q2, all properties in the categories of Ambulant Disabled, Wheelchair Housing and Sheltered Housing have been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled person.
That is a total of 2105 properties.