For many people with disabilities in Ontario, the search for accessible housing is challenging. Accessibility refers to the way housing is designed, built or modified to enable independent living for people with disabilities. For some people owning their home, this is a matter of renovating or ensuring a new build uses universal design. For others, it means finding an accessible and affordable rental unit – which can involve long wait times and significant compromises on accessibility.
On this episode of Underestimated, presented by Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers and brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, we’re talking about accessible housing.
Tami Tarini is the Director of Client Services at Independent Living Services Simcoe County. Tami has worked in the not-for-profit community support sector for over 30 years and is passionate about collaborating with system partners to create opportunities for inclusive and accessible communities for everyone. Tami shares the impact of housing on ILS Simcoe clients in the region, as well as some promising solutions and partnerships that are in the works.
Independent Living Services Simcoe County provides support services to adults with disabilities and seniors living in the community.
Finding accessible housing can be a real challenge – it can take a long time and resources, from community support to your own reserves of patience to financial resources. If this is something affecting you and your family, we can help determine the options in your region.
I want to thank all of our guests for sharing their stories and inviting us into their homes.
To learn more about the services ILS Simcoe offers visit ilssimcoe.ca