How Disabled People Are Shut Out of Housing

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2021
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Cal Grevers is 28, but feels like an “eternal teenager” – infantilised by barriers that block him from moving out of his parents’ home in Edinburgh. 

The computer science graduate has muscular dystrophy and uses a power chair. Finding a home that is accessible and affordable has proved impossible, and the impact on his wellbeing is grave.

“When you’re a 28-year-old disabled adult and haven’t been away from your family home for more than a few days, you begin to feel like an eternal teenager,” he says. “The lack of...

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