Breaking Point Report: Join MDUK's Campaign
17 September 2015
Local authorities are failing to act on a mounting housing crisis in adaptations and accessible housing for people with muscle-wasting conditions, Muscular Dystrophy UK has warned in a new report.
MDUK told MPs and housing leaders yesterday that a lack of wheelchair-accessible housing is having a devastating impact on households, with some accruing huge debts and spending life-savings in order to adapt their homes. Others are being left to struggle in properties in which they can’t use essential facilities like bathrooms and kitchens.
Their Breaking Point report reveals that for 70 percent of people surveyed who had been offered a home by their council, the property was not suitable. Over a third faced serious financial hardship due to trying to adapt their homes. Many have accrued major credit card debt or used up life-savings.
How you can get involved
You can write to your MP, asking them to push for action on the findings of the report.
You can also tweet your support for the campaign.