Disabled people are having to wait nearly three years for a council house in Aberdeen.
According to a freedom of information response from Aberdeen City Council, people who report a disability wait an average of 981 days for a home.
The number has risen by more than 300 days, almost a full year, since 2010-11, when it was 659 days.
Councillor Sandra Macdonald, pictured, housing spokeswoman for Aberdeen City Council, said: “The issue of waiting times for households including an individual with a disability is an area we are continuing to focus on, particularly through the programme of council house building.
“Our properties and those being constructed by partners are designed to ensure the highest standards of accessibility and that will support efforts to drive down waiting times.
“The waiting time in this category is influenced by a number of factors, including application rates and adaptation work in addition to the valuable partnership work required to ensure the needs of each individual household are met.”
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Despite the rise in the wait for disabled people, the overall wait for council housing has improved.
In 2010-11, applicants would wait, on average, 917 days before being placed in council accommodation.
By 2017-18, the number had dropped to 816 and Ms Macdonald welcomed that improvement.
She said: “The improvement in average waiting time since the peak in 2011-12 is welcome and a reflection of the wide-ranging measures we have introduced to meet the housing challenges we face in Aberdeen.”
Councillor Alex Nicoll, SNP city growth spokesman said: “These figures would suggest that having a disability can add half a year to a person’s wait for a council home and that is simply nowhere near good enough.
“There can be no doubt this is a consequence of this administration falling some 1,300 homes short of their council house building target since 2012.”
Councillor Nicoll also called for the council to follow through on promises of more council housing.