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CIH Scotland comments on Equalities and Human Rights Commission report into housing for disabled people


The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today (11th of May 2018) published a new report into the shortage of properties suitable for disabled people.

Commenting on the report, Deputy Director of CIH Scotland Callum Chomczuk said:

“This is an important report, not just for the housing sector. It is equally important for health and social care, where pressures and costs will increase if wheelchair users have to live in inappropriate housing. It is important because of the enormous human impact of not getting this right. The shortfall identified by this report is not something that can be ignored. We must have a concerted and co-ordinated effort to address the growing needs identified in this report.”



Notes to Editors

1. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at:

2. For further information, please contact Callum Chomczuk, Deputy Director at CIH Scotland on 0131 224 7759 or email

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