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Housing

man in wheelchair watering plants

Housing has an important role to play in health, well-being and the delivery of health and adult social care services.  The role of housing becomes pivotal where services to an individual with complex long-term needs are involved.  Such service delivery is often dependent on the accessibility and/or adaptability of the individual’s home.  Issues such as dampness or cold rooms, uneven floors or loose flooring, a lack of support rails or floors that are slippery when wet can all make it difficult for the occupant to maintain good health and well-being.

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