Impairment and experience of home

R. Wilton, E. Hall

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    People with disabilities have a difficult and ambiguous relationship with housing and home. This fact can be explained by the processes of economic marginalisation, cultural stereotyping, spatial segregation, and political disenfranchisement that have shaped the lives of disabled people in many Western societies. The association of disabled people with 'institutional care' offers perhaps the clearest example of the population's struggle with regard to housing. In recent decades, institutional care has been replaced by an emphasis on community living, although the legacies of the institution as well as current challenges in the provision of accessible and affordable accommodation continue to limit the housing choices of many disabled people. © 2012

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Housing and Home
    EditorsSusan J. Smith
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780080471716
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Accessibility
    • Chronic illness
    • Community care
    • Deinstitutionalisation
    • Disability
    • Impairment
    • Independent living
    • Institutions
    • Lifetime homes
    • Universal design

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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