Here are some links to resources that may be helpful when setting up your own supported living house. If you find any others that are helpful, please let us know.
These guides cover a range of issues to support you and your family to think and plan for the future. The guides offer information and advice as well as templates to support planning.
Sense is a charity that supports people with complex communication needs. They launched some research and a toolkit in 2018 about planning for the future. The toolkits include information and options as well as planning worksheets.
Home Ownership for People with Long Term Disabilities (HOLD) uses a shared ownership model to make it easier for disabled people to own their own houses. This reduces the deposit and allows you to pay mortgage payments through housing benefit.
MySafeHome supports disabled people to access home ownership through HOLD. They are happy to answer questions about HOLD and support you through the process of accessing buying a house.
This page explains how HOLD schemes work and their eligibility criteria.
A factbook explaining HOLD and a step-by-step guide for the process.
This factsheet explains independent living trusts and was coproduced with family members.
Mencap have several factsheets, a phoneline and hold workshops on trusts and wills.
MySafeFuture supports disabled people and their families to plan for their financial future
Housing Options is a leading housing advisory service for people with learning disabilities
One of the country’s leading providers of accommodation services for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems
The organisation that represents over 1,200 not for profit Housing Associations across England.
A Guide about pooling personal budgets, including direct payments
Information about self-directed support
The Disabled Facilities Grant is a means tested grant from the local authority to pay for ‘essential’ housing adaptations to help disabled people to live independently in their own homes. In England the maximum grant is £30,000.
Foundations is the national body for Home Improvements Agencies and leads on the transformation of the Disabled Facilities Grant. The site offers a range of guides and information.
Explains how to access the grant, eligibility criteria and how to appeal decisions.
This site includes a section for disabled people explaining the services and benefits available.
This site includes a range of benefits and financial support you can access as a disabled person
Disability Rights UK has a vast collection of factsheets and resources
This site has pages dedicated to particular benefits and there are many centres locally where staff can offer you advice
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced a range of guides on your rights to accessible and adapted housing in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as easy read guides. The guides include information for home owners, private renters and people who live in social housing.