Housing remains a big issue for disabled young people in
transition. It is harder for disabled young people to move into
independent living and a large majority end up living with their
parents until a much greater age than their peers. However, there
exists a variety of initiatives to help young disabled people live
independantly in their own homes.
Disabled Children Parents’ Guide: Social Care, Housing and
This guide is for parents of disabled children who
want to know how to get help for their child’s social care, housing
and health needs.
Disabled Facilities Grant
A Disabled Facilities Grant is a
local council grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home
to enable you to continue to live there.
Disabled young adults and the parental home
of young disabled people’s views and experiences of getting a home
of their own.
independent advice and information service to assist people with
learning disabilities with housing and support choices.
Housing and Support
Provides consultancy, training, development
and research in housing for vulnerable people.
Living and Carers
Advice line, factsheets, frequently
asked questions, guides, useful links and more, on the Disability
Rights UK website.
Leaving home, moving on
Guide for parents on what support
can be provided when they start planning with their
child about leaving home.
charity supporting children and adults with learning disabilities
by providing a range of services including housing and
supports anyone who needs more than just a roof over their head:
people who find it difficult to manage everyday living and need
help or support in developing those skills.
National Centre for Independent
A national support, advice and consultancy
organisation that aims to enable disabled people to be equal
citizens with choice, control, rights and full economic, social and
RNIB Young peoples web
The new young people's section offers information on
a range of issues that are important to blind and partially sighted
young people from leaving home, starting college or university to
starting work and free time activities. This section has been
co-designed and reviewed by young people across the UK.
Shelter is a charity
that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad
The views of young black disabled people on independent
A study on the views of young black disabled people
on independent living.