Accessible Housing for wheelchair Users

March 24th, 2014


Our homes are our palaces, we cherish them and decorate them to create our own perfect havens away from the rest of the world. These are the places where we feel safe, secure and comfortable. But what about if something happens to us, either for a moment in time, or more permanently, that makes our homes become a place of frustration, and even a danger to use? This is something that wheelchair users have to address all the time.

I have had times in my life when mobility was a problem. Straight after having Joe I was very ill, and needed a wheelchair to get around. I struggled with the most mudane things like getting around corners and through doors. I was lucky, this was a temporary setback for me, I was soon up and on my feet again. But for some people, this is what they face everyday. My family has a history of MS on both my maternal and paternal side, so I have seen aunties who have spent a great portion of their adult lives needing wheelchairs for mobility, their houses have had to be adapted to make them safe and accessible. Legal firm Osbornes have created an interesting and informative infograph that highlights the changes that might be needed in a home. Some are obvious, but some are less so, and show the thought that has to go into adapting your home to accommodate a wheelchair user.

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Post in collaboration with Osbornes.

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