Anyone with a disability will tell you that finding affordable, accessible housing is next to impossible. There are huge wait lists, too many young people in nursing homes and growing numbers of older parents despairing what will happen to their children when they can’t care for them anymore.
The Every Australian Counts Campaign says of the crisis in disability housing that housing is the big sleeper.
The stats about disability housing
Right now there are:
- 6,381 young people in aged care facilities
- a growing number of ageing parents: 78,000 in 2012, who despair about what will happen to their children when they pass away or can no longer support their child
- massive waiting lists for accessible and affordable housing