For people looking for a place to live

We believe that everyone has the right to a good home and to live where they choose. Our housing team work to source, provide, and maintain homes for the people we support  people like Fred, Meg and Emily and Michael – and for many people supported by others.

Fred is much happier since moving to his own home

We know that finding safe and suitable housing can be really difficult for disabled people, including for those moving into the community after leaving an assessment and treatment unit.

Specialists in supported housing

We are experts in finding innovative supported housing solutions through our housing brokerage team, such as buying a home for someone, or working in partnership with others to build or adapt accommodation such as Smug Oak. With years of experience, our supported housing team 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.

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

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 support to make sure our tenants fully understand their contracts. The housing team continues to provide housing support throughout a tenancy.

The team manages maintenance for most tenancies, as well as those managed on our behalf by other providers. Most private landlords maintain their own homes. We work with a number of contractors to make sure all repairs comply with our high standards of safety, security and efficiency.

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.

Listening and learning report

Dimensions is a person-centred organisation and listening to the views of the people who matter is important to us.

See what our tenants say about us in the Dimensions Listening and learning report 2017-18.

 

Talk to us about finding housing in your area using ‘find local services’ at the top of this page