IMPACT ON MARKET
Building a marketplace
for accessible properties
Abode Impact believes it can demonstrate that wheelchair users with accessible housing needs can be an important PRS demographic. By providing much needed real world data and analytics about the accessible housing market, Abode Impact will enable developers and policy makers to make more informed decisions.
IMPACT ON INDIVIDUAL
Enabling greater choice
Living in an accessible home can significantly improve the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of wheelchair users.These benefits come from greater independence, stronger social cohesion with family, friends and community and the likelihood of being 4 x more likely to gain employment1.
1Habinteg, Papworth Trust LSE ‘The Hidden Housing Market’ 2016
IMPACT ON STATE
Increasing economic productivity
and reducing spend
Using impact investment to house around 700 wheelchair users could result in a significant economic gain to the state over a 15 year period. This is due to the anticipated increase in tenants gaining employment, and the reduction in the costs associated with care and bed blocking.
91% of the 448 wheelchair users surveyed by
Abode Impact had experienced barriers to renting
in the Private Rented Sector.
“This place has given me a chance to get my dignity back. To be able to live as full a life as I can.”
Aspire Spinal Cord Injury Client, 2016
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