For people looking for a place to live

Our housing team finds, provides and maintains good homes for the people we support – people like WilliamFred, Meg and Emily, and we also act as landlord for many people supported by others.

Supported housing solutions provided by Dimensions
We believe that everyone has the right to a good home and to live where they choose.

We know that finding a safe and suitable home in the right place can be really difficult, particularly for those leaving an assessment and treatment unit. Although most of our housing is sourced in line with an individual’s needs, with a stock of around 1000 properties we may just have the right vacancy available at the right time for you. Our contact details are below.

Housing Management

Our nationwide housing team works with our tenants to keep tenancies in good shape and to adapt people’s homes in line with their changing needs.

Our tenants have high levels of choice and control over their homes, including a matching service to make sure tenants are compatible with new housemates.

We provide easy read tenancy agreements (including video easyread) and face-to-face support to make sure our tenants fully understand their contracts.

The team can handle a wide range of different situations. We provide housing management and/or maintenance. We own property and also lease from others. Usually we provide the support  but occasionally the tenant is supported by another provider. We’re flexible, we hold high standards, and we take pride in being good partners.

Find out what our tenants say about us in the Dimensions Listening and learning report 2020-21.

Specialist Housing Brokerage

Few other support providers offer a dedicated team of housing brokers.

Find out how our housing brokerage team overcomes significant challenges to finding housing for people with learning disabilities and autism

  • In Weymouth we’ve worked exceptionally hard alongside partners including family, the NHS and the local authority to find and buy a new home for a young man at risk of entering ATU. This may sound routine but we’re dead proud of this – there were some nail biting moments!
  • In Gateshead, we’re working in a brilliant partnership with Places4People to secure social rents for people with highly complex needs, and working with them to adapt the property accordingly.
  • And in Sheffield, we’ve recently worked with a housing association to enable a particular individual to move to more suited location – we’re tracking incidents and expecting these to now fall considerably.

With years of experience, our supported housing brokers can advise both local authorities and families on:

  • finding suitable properties
  • renting a home and tenancy agreements
  • renting from private landlords, the local authority, developers, families or a housing association
  • buying a property, including shared ownership
  • property maintenance.
  • assistive technology

Developments

We don’t build intentional communities. We do create places where people with learning disabilities and autism can live vibrant lives within their local city, town or village. If you’re a landlord, developer, commissioner or investor why not talk to us?

Further information

We are a Registered Social Landlord and Registered Provider of social housing, owning some 260 properties. In relation to supported living we have over 140 different contracts with local authorities, covering over 800 supported living properties and we are an accredited supplier to over 70 local authorities.

What Dimensions does about… (easy read guides)

What your home might be like (easy read)

Our housing policies

Annual Housing Report 2021-22

Annual Housing Report 2020-21

Annual Housing Report 2019-20

Contact us

To talk to us about finding housing in your area, or to work in partnership with us to develop new homes, contact our housing team on 0300 303 9194 or enquiries@dimensions-uk.org.