Research

Our research supports our vision of inclusive communities, design, accessible homes and independent living.

Working in partnership with other organisations, we produce and promote evidence to influence local and national housing policy. We comment on and provide consultation responses to Scottish and UK Government proposals relating to independent living and to the provision and design of accessible homes.

We work alongside people with disabilities and organisations that support disabled people to ensure our research and policy work reflects their views and priorities. We also support best practice in the supply of new accessible homes, adaptations and the effective allocation of rented homes.

Research projects

We have three current research projects at different stages. Click on the links below for more information and to download reports and findings:

Still minding the step? An estimation of housing need amongst wheelchair users in Scotland

Match Me: What works for adapted social housing lettings

Help to Adapt: An evaluation of the Scottish Government pilot scheme to help older home owners adapt their homes

You can also read our previous research reports.

Matching Up: A scoping study for research into the effective allocation of adapted housing (2017)

Mind the step (2012)