Nacro is a social justice charity founded in 1966. Nacro’s main aim is to ensure that disadvantaged young people and adults reach their full potential in life. Good quality and appropriate housing is often the first step to unlocking this potential by laying the foundations for stability and improvement. Housing is, therefore, integral to Nacro’s work.
Nacro currently provides a range of accommodation options including supported housing, floating support services and Nacro’s social lettings agency – Nacro Homes Agency.
They have expertise in meeting the specific needs of people who have been homeless, care leavers, young people including teenage parents, women, families, former members of the regular armed forces, victims of domestic abuse, people experiencing mental illness or impairment, people experiencing alcohol or drug issues, people leaving prison and people in wider contact with the criminal justice system.
United Response was founded in 1973 with just one service in West Sussex. They now support around 2,000 people, work in 400 locations across England and Wales and employ more than 3,500 staff.
They support adults and young people with disabilities to live the life they choose. That includes people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and mental health support needs. They can help with things like day-to-day living, finding a house or a job, education, and activities in the local community.
As well as supporting people, they campaign on disability awareness and social care policy, provide expert guidance for professionals and carers and make easy to read information, like Easy News.
United Response is a registered charityCase Study
Halo Housing Association
Halo Housing Association was formed in 2011 and has developed a number of supported living schemes. It provides accommodation for individuals with learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities and autism. Based in the North West, it currently works in around 40 local authority areas.
Halo contracts with independent support providers to ensure that their clients have maximum independence and choice.
Golden Lane Housing
Golden Lane Housing Limited is one of the country’s leading supported housing landlords for people with a disability. They were established by Mencap in 1998 to help tackle the immense challenges that people with a learning disability face in finding a home. Recognising that people with a learning disability have different wants and needs when it comes to their home, they provide high quality rented housing tailored to meet a person’s specific needs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They adopt a joined-up approach to provide housing solutions, building good relationships with individuals, families, social services, nearly 150 support providers including Mencap, local authorities, housing associations, developers, landlords and other organisations.
Golden Lane Housing is a charitable Community Benefit Society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act with the Financial Conduct Authority
Pentagon Housing Group
Pentagon Housing Group Ltd helps individuals to find a permanent home. They develop property, both new build and the refurbishment of existing properties, and also provide support for those living in exempt accommodation or requiring supported living accommodation.
They work with investors, property developers, local authorities, housing associations and care providers to provide housing for a broad range of social needs.
Pentagon Housing Group is a private limited company
Mears Group is one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers to both the public and private sector, with over 6,500 employees, working with clients to help develop, fund and implement their placemaking ambitions. Its business is founded in local communities where they deliver the highest standards of care to people, their homes and their environment.
It provides Housing Management services right across the UK, working in partnership with Central and Local Government, registered providers, tenants, landlords and investors to find solutions to homelessness, provide more social and affordable housing and create specialist housing for people with care needs.
Mears is a public limited company
Parasol Homes Limited
Parasol Homes is a not for profit providing housing for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems, giving them choice and control over how they live their lives. They believe that every individual has the right to live an independent and rewarding life while feeling safe and supported. They achieve this through the provision of supported accommodation and community support.
Parasol aims to offer high quality support and tenancies for life when delivering these homes and services across the UK.
Parasol Homes Limited is a Regulator of Social Housing registered provider
Parasol Homes Limited is a registered society
Harmony Children’s Services
Harmony Children’s Services provide Ofsted registered, high quality residential children’s units to meet the needs of Looked After Children, specifically those with a range of emotional social behavioral difficulties and learning difficulties. This also includes Autistic Spectrum Disorder children.
Harmony Children’s Services is a private limited limited company
GROW (Group for the Rootless of Watford) provides short to medium term hostel accommodation for men, aged 25-60, in Watford with complex needs; primarily homelessness, drug and alcohol issues. It provides 24-hr support, in-house therapists, self-help strategies, supportive group work, signposting to external services, assistance with maximising benefits, advice on education and training and follow on support and resettlement.
GROW Hostel is a registered charity
Independent Housing Ltd
Independent Housing Ltd source and maintain homes for vulnerable adults including people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities, throughout England and Wales.
As a registered charity, they work hard to meet the needs of the people they support, ensuring money collected in rents is used to provide high quality repairs and maintenance to each property they manage.
Independent Housing Limited is a registered charity
Independent Living Project
The Independent Living Project provides supported accommodation provision for young people preparing to leave care aged 16 to 18 years on admission. The Project provides self-contained, partially furnished, single person accommodation units with 24/7 support by appropriately qualified staff.
It works in partnership with local authorities and other responsible bodies to deliver accessible, high quality and needs led services that promote choice, independence and social inclusion and enable vulnerable individuals to live successfully within the community.
Independent Living Project is a private limited company
Vision 25 is a provider of training and social care for young people living with a disability, aged 17 plus. It is passionate about helping young adults realise their potential and build self-worth.
It promotes independence through a ‘Developing Skills for Life’ programme, for young adults to participate in work experience and volunteering to gain valuable work skills. It integrates members into the local and wider communities as much as possible, to promote social inclusion and health and well-being.
Vision 25 is a registered charity