Publish date: 10th September 2018
Not only did they win the Most Innovative Home Ownership Solution they also secured the Overall Winner Award! Pictured above is Julie Leyton, Advance Housing's Chief Executive, Chair Melba Wilson, Director of Housing Ian Gilders and former Chief Executive Stuart Rigg who was instrumental in getting HOLD (Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities) off the ground in 1997.
The Award judges noted that "HOLD is a scheme that the judges would like to see rolled out across every town and city in the UK" and that it "goes way past innovative and straight to inspirational", sentiments that we here at MySafeHome heartily echo.
As if that wasn't enough one of our incredibly supportive mortgage providers, Newbury Building Society, were highly commended for their entry in the Best Financial Partner category too!
We were delighted to see that MySafeHome has been mentioned in one of the Government's National Disability Strategy papers.
Monday May 31st is the tenth anniversary of the BBC Panorama programme that exposed the horrific abuse taking place at Winterbourne View.
Learning Disability England and Housing LIN are writing two guides for NHS England to help people with disabilities to find the right home and they are seeking success stories.