The Aspire Housing Programme supports people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury across the UK to live in appropriate housing. We provide temporary accessible accommodation and housing advice, with the aim of securing permanent, accessible accommodation for people as quickly as possible.
Most properties in the UK aren’t wheelchair accessible. So, it’s no surprise that many people who sustain a spinal cord injury can’t return to their own home. Every year hundreds of people with spinal cord injuries end up in care homes (1 in 5) or un-adapted properties as nothing more suitable is available when they are discharged from hospital. Many people end up living in accommodation that denies them of their independence, which has a detrimental impact on their mental & physical health.
Aspire has 57 specially adapted houses across the UK which serve as accommodation for people with spinal cord injuries newly discharged from hospital. The houses are fully accessible with wet rooms & accessible kitchens. We support people who have nowhere suitable to go, providing a safe space to adjust to their injury & plan for the future. Our expert Housing Advisors tackle a wide range of housing issues & strive to get permanent, appropriate accommodation for people as quickly as possible.