Independent Living

Meeting the needs of young adults with Learning Disabilities

Many adults with complex needs are unable to access the support they need, which leaves them isolated and vulnerable.

This lack of timely appropriate support can result in unnecessary mental health deterioration and reliance on high-cost acute services.

The right support at the right time can have a significant positive impact on quality of life, outcomes and value for money.

The Government’s Mandate to the NHS 2017-18 and previous Mandates, have set an objective for the NHS to reduce the health gap between people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, autism and the population as a whole, and to support them to live full, healthy and independent lives.

What is Independent Living?

We are an organisation which levers in institutional investment to deliver high quality independent living homes for individuals with mild to moderate learning disabilities.

  • New build
  • Designated for those with mild to moderate learning disabilities
  • Primarily 2 bedroom homes flexible enough for carers and family to stay, integrated into a wider scheme which also contains family homes, rather than as part of a group environment
  • Carefully designed, rich in assistive technology to enable people to live independently
National Context

1.5M people in England have a learning disability

Only 15% of adults with a learning disability have a secure long term tenancy or thier own home

Central and Local Government spend £8 billion per year on supporting adults aged 18-64 who have learning disabilities.

The Government’s Mandate to the NHS 2017-18 and previous Mandates, have set an objective for the NHS to reduce the health gap between people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, autism and the population as a whole, and to support them to live full, healthy and independent lives.

Intergenerational Living: How does it work?

Fund

Homes funded by institutional investors

Build

Homes built to building regulations and Rentplus standards.

Lease

Rentplus homes leased to local partner Registered Providers (RP) for up to 20 years.

Let

Homes initially let at 80% market rent or LHA (incl. service charges) to meet both LA affordable housing and market demand.

Put

25% of Rentplus homes are sold to tenants if they choose to buy at years 5, 10, 15 and20 with a 10% gifted cash deposit.Parents may set up trusts to buy the property into so their loved ones are secure once they have passed.

Replace

As homes are sold,Rentplus intends to replace them to maintain numbers of affordable homes
How will it assist LA's & NPG's?

Helps deliver homes which improve the lives of those with mild to moderate needs through careful design and the use of existing technology to enable

Provide solutions for people who require urgent housing and are at risk of entering inappropriate services like hospitals or residential care and for those who need to move into more independent living

Encourage community based solutions that promote independence and choice

Saves money and resources – specifically adapted housing reduces the needs for costly hands on care

Case Study

L is 29 years old. She moved into a two-bedroom house made available through a housing association’s affordable rent to buy scheme after registering on the local housing register.

The house was selected because it had two bedrooms, one to accommodate a carer or visiting family member, and a bedroom for L. The property has been designed to meet the needs of L’s physical disabilities enabling her to live more independently whilst remaining in the community in which she has grown up in. This allows her friends, family and support network to be close by, further reducing her reliance on carers.

L’s family want to ensure she is secure and has a place to call home in the future and her older age once they are no longer around. The family will be able to acquire the property into L’s name or into a trust fund for her benefit at a future point in time. L will continue to use her PIP payments to buy a care package from a specialist provider to suit her requirements.

L has the benefit of a new home built to suit and be adaptable to her needs, in a community in which she has grown up in and with her support network close by. This will allow L to develop in an environment in which she feels most comfortable. A Life Skills Mentor will assist L is developing the key skills around daily living, money management, developing friendships and general health and wellbeing.

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