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Project information

Housing Private Renting Scheme

To enable disadvantaged adults with learning disabilities who are living in poor housing conditions to live independently in the wide community in their own home of choice by renting privately by paying their bond deposit.


Charity information: Able Foundation

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  • Need


    The experience of having a place they call home is a dream far too high to reach for most people with learning disabilities. More adults with learning disabilities are finding it impossible to raise and pay rental bond, which will allow them to live independently in the wider community.

    • Adults with learning disabilities commonly live permanently with family or friends
    • 50-55% of adults with learning disabilities live with their families
    • 30% of people with learning disabilities li


    Providing house rental bond assistance and other independent living support to adult with learning disabilities who for long term unemployment, poverty and current welfare reforms can afford to raise a bond to allow them live independently in the wider community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    People with learning disabilities live independently in their own home.


    » • Provide supported living supports • Support to apply for housing benefit and council tax benefit
    » • Provide supported living network support • Signpost user to training that will develop their life and work training
    » • Run a drop in advice sessions • Provide easy to read and to understand information on the scheme and housing matters
    » • Provide budgeting and debt management training / support • Run Energy / green awareness workshop

    What success will look like

    • Increase in number of service user living independently

  • Impact


    • Increase in housing choice (Flat, house, supported shared living, supported living network)
    • Better informed users on housing matters
    • Increase in uptake of Support to sustain tenancy and home maintenance


    Limited finance


    Reports will be made available to donor as required by email or post. Mandatory participation reports will be sent to donors at the end of each year of the project. The reports will be accompanied by pictures, links to any video / visual updates

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £37,900

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,900 Salaries Staff Cost
      £24,000 Project Cost Maintainance,administration
      £8,000 Management Management Costs
  • Background


    The project is based in Bexley borough but outreaching to Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.


    The above boroughs are among nineteen London boroughs rank the fifty most deprived out 354 local authorities in England. See the below table that depict the deprivation rank of the Borough of our outreach. Low number equal most deprived.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Excellent understand of engaging people with learning disabilities and other group disable people

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Charles Olatunde (Project Co-Ordinator)

    Qualified staff working in partnership with our clients, family carers, NHS service provides, commissioners, Health and Wellbeing, Partnership Boards