Living independently

Helping disabled people to live independently in the community

The London School of Economics estimates that 69,000 disabled people who need support to live independently don't get it. Some 70% of disabled people said that, due to losing care and support services, they were sometimes unable to wash, dress or eat.

Read about NHS Continuing Healthcare.

If you have had your care package cut, read our social care guide.

Nearly 1 in 4 disabled people who need adapted accommodation don’t have it. Read about disabled facilities grants.

We believe disabled people should have the same opportunities as everyone else in all aspects of life, including:

Housing
Where to find accessible housing

Equipment
How to get support with disability equipment

Sport
Where to find disability sports clubs

Leisure
Accessible leisure opportunities

Driving
Information for disabled drivers

Motivation's Multisport wheelchair

International development charity Motivation have developed a multipurpose sports wheelchair to encourage more adults and children to access wheelchair sports.