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Long waits for disabled people on housing lists says charity

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Media captionNikki Fox reports on the long waiting times for housing that some disabled families face

There has been a marked increase in waiting times for disabled people looking for accessible local authority housing.

The Leonard Cheshire charity says the number of those waiting for a home has risen by 7% in the last five years, with some on the list for up to 12 years.

The government says it plans to build 8,000 homes for disabled and elderly people in England, but campaigners say far more are needed.