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 and for many people supported by others.
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.
Specialist housing support
Our team are experts in finding innovative solutions, such as buying a home for someone, or working in partnership with others to build or adapt accommodation. With years of experience, our 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.
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 services 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.
As a result, we have developed our annual listening and learning report to summarise findings from our most recent surveys and indicate some of the actions we’re taking as a result.
Dimensions has about 1000 tenants across the country. Of these, a third live in group living or homes that are regulated by the CQC, and others are supported living.
Each year we survey one of these two groups and in 2016 it was the turn of people living in group living environments.
See the full results in the Dimensions Listening and learning report 2015-16