Rt Hon John Bercow speaker of the House of Commons officially opened Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust’s second Aspire House on Friday 24th March 2014. These house are especially designed for people with spinal cord injuries.
Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, commented: “We are excited to be working with The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust once again to open our second house in the area. We now have 37 houses around the UK. Due to a lack of accessible housing, 89% of spinal injured people are forced to live in inaccessible accommodation after they leave hospital. Aspire, with the assistance of housing associations around the country, helps people live an independent life by providing temporary homes with fully accessible features whilst their permanent accessible housing is arranged.”
There is a great lack of suitable housing in the UK for people with spinal injuries often resulting in people facing delayed discharge, being discharged in to nursing homes or having to go into unsuitable accommodation.
Aspire provides temporary accommodation whilst a more permanent solution can be arranged.
To find out more about Aspire and their work to support people with spinal injuries please visit the Aspire website