As we specialise in finding, providing and sourcing accessible properties, we discuss the challenges and difficulties faced with this process daily. We are used to encountering brick walls, lack of understanding or empathy and the whole process of searching for property is difficult enough as it is, let alone, when it is a search for accessible properties.
Recently, Martin Sibley (Co-Founder of the well-respected organisation Disability Horizons & Accomable which is the platform where disabled people can search for holiday lets) wrote a great article discussing the challenges he has faced. He talks about the difficulties he found when looking throughout all the stages in his life. This can be found in the Huffington Post:
Although he now lives in the perfect home, he still encounters a large number of disable people suffering with this process and this lead to the creation of the ‘Accessible Housing Guide. Woking in partnership with The House Shop (who advertise properties including accessible properties, unlike many of the other major portals) they have created this free tool which is a great source of information for disabled people, all in one place.
We’re delighted to be listed in Disability Horizon’s ‘where to look for accessible properties’ section, along with the other charities and organisations that can help.
As our specialism is exactly to offer a personal and unique service where we can step in and assist with the search, from start to finish. We will meet our client, find out their personal requirements (from the long, potential list of adaptions required) as every single client is different. Once we have this information and with our expertise with accessible property knowledge, we will conduct the physical search ourselves, saving hours of wasted journeys and take the stress out of the search. This is up to and including, liaising with the agents.
We are working towards the same goal, as Martin’s article says ‘Housing Is A Basic Need and a Human Right’ and we strive to improve this for all!