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Project information

Housing solutions

Funding for housing projects enabling people with a learning disability to live in the home of their choice.

Ongoing need - hence no dates

Charity information: Thera Trust

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  • Need


    Many people with a learning disability cannot live as they wish due to a shortage of homes with appropriate adaptions to meet their needs.
    We want to work with partners, social or private landlords, to suitably equip housing so that there is somewhere that people with additional needs can live.
    This will improve housing stock for landlords in the future. People with a learning disability are proven to be good long term tenants which in turn is good for landlords.


    We need money to be able to buy &convert housing to meet the needs of learning disabled people and particularly those with complex needs.
    We will work in partnership with landlords and developers to equip the housing, especially during new build and refurbishment to provide the housing stock needed.
    We will not be the landlord, but will be able to provide other paid support for the people. they can change to other providers in the future without it affecting where they live.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise money to buy one small property and suitably adapt it for someone with complex needs.


    » Raise money for the property.
    » Work with developer to carryout adaptations.
    » Transfer to social or private landlord ready for letting.

    What success will look like

    Through person living in the home of their choice as detailed in their Person Centred Plan.

  • Impact


    The person will be happier. This may manifest itself in a number of ways dependent on the individual but could include:
    Being happier
    Needing less support
    Becoming more independent


    There is a risk that we cannot find project partners or that we cannot reach agreement and they withdraw from the arrangement. We are already working with one social landlord and have a plan to develop our networks in this area.


    We will agree reporting arrangements with individual donors as necessary. But we can provide written reports and statistics through our reporting framework.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 Property Property purchase and renovation - this could be replicated many times
  • Background


    Anywhere in England and parts of Scotland around Midlothian and Fife what we support people with a learning disability.


    Adults with a learning disability.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have vast experience of working with people with a learning disability and know what their needs are.
    We have good experience of working in partnership with organisations.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gareth Jackson

    This person leads a housing organisation. who we could work with to own the properties.

    Anne Goodridge`

    part of Development Team looking into housing options.

house with adaptations

house with adaptations