Here’s a list of some of the links that you might find useful. If you find any others please let us know.
Housing Options is a leading housing advisory service for people with learning disabilities
Advance is a not for profit housing association that provides housing and support services for people with long-term disabilities (including, physical, mental and learning disabilities). It is the foremost provider of HOLD (Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities) a route into shared ownership by accessing properties on the open market.
Directgov – public services all in one place
This site includes a section for people with a disability explaining the services and benefits available.
The Foundation for People With Learning Disabilities
Part of the UK charity the Mental Health Foundation.
This site features a useful map detailing all of the HomeBuy Agents across England.
Homes & Communities Agency
The national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England.
InControl exists to create a new welfare system in which everyone is in control of their lives as full citizens. This includes self directed support for people with a disability.
The National Housing Federation
The organisation that represents over 1,200 not for profit Housing Associations across England.
The BBC’s disability website.
A disability lifestyle magazine.
Learning Disability Today
Highlights examples of best practice and what works in the learning disability field.
Progress is the essential transition guide for 13-25 year olds with special needs.
Learning Disability England is launching a brand new initiative called Good Lives 2020. It aims to empower people with learning disabilities to put into action the changes that they want see in their lives and society as a whole.
If you or someone you have been visiting in a residential care facility have been mistreated in any way University of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies would like to hear from you.
The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is carrying out some research into the provision of housing services for people with Learning Disabilities and has developed two short surveys, one for Commissioners and one for Service Providers.