Date lodged: 20 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that there is an adequate supply of social housing suitable for wheelchair users.
Answered by: Shona Robison 15 August 2017
It is the responsibility of local authorities to determine the appropriate numbers of social housing required to meet specialist provision in their areas, which includes wheelchair accessible houses, based on guidance issued by the Scottish Government including Scottish Planning Policy, Housing Needs and Demand Assessment and Local Housing Strategies. In addition A Fairer Scotland - Our Disability Delivery Plan (December 2016) requires Scottish Government to work with local authorities, disabled people, and other stakeholders to ensure that each local authority sets a realistic target within its Local Housing Strategy for the delivery of wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures and report annually on progress.