One of the biggest challenges facing people with a learning disability in the UK is lack of access to suitable supported accommodation. Due to the chronic housing shortage in the UK, a significant number of people with a learning disability live in unsuitable residential institutions or with elderly parents and carers, and as a result face an uncertain future. Local authority accommodation is in short supply and, with limited choice available, individuals often have to move into accommodation far away from friends and family.
Golden Lane Housing aims to provide people with a learning disability with the opportunity to live in the right house, in the right place, with the right support so that they can prosper, develop their independence and skills and contribute to their communities.
Underpinning the Charity’s principal activities are the four core objectives which the Charity aims to achieve for all of its tenants:
- Choice – to live where and with whom they want.
- Opportunity – to build new lives from the secure base that a home provided by the Charity affords.
- Respect – to receive and earn respect from the local community.
- Empowerment – to make real decisions about their own future.