Housing Investigation - Evidence
Trailblazer Hannah-Lou Blackall struggled to find accessible rental accommodation when a new job took her from Norfolk to Hull. Hannah-Lou had to live in a conference centre for a year - at a cost of £1,000 a month - before she found a suitable home.
It was very frustrating trying to track down a property near Hull that would actually work for me. I was signed up to every single estate agent, but none of them really seemed to understand what an accessible property was.
The rental market doesn't seem to cater for the fact that young disabled people now live and work independently; there is a big potential market out there of disabled customers,"
Because of this struggle, Hannah-Lou has since had to give up her job and has moved back to Norfolk.
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