Renting a home

As they get older, many people with a learning disability continue to live at home with their family. We believe that you should have the opportunity to live independently, regardless of how complex your needs may be.

The main options for housing are renting a home and buying a home. If you decide that renting a home is the best option for you, then there are different ways of doing this:

  • Renting in the private sector
  • Renting from the council or a local housing association
  • Renting from family through buy to rent

Thera has published a book called Safe and Secure. Safe and Secure has a lot of useful information about housing options for people with a learning disability, including more information about renting a home.

Request a copy of Safe and Secure


How we can help

We believe that people with a learning disability should have access to the same range of housing options as everyone else. We work with a range of partners to make this happen.

This includes Forward Housing, housing associations and private landlords.

We will work with and your family to explore your preferred housing arrangements. We will make sure the housing meets your specific needs and that the whole process is centred on you and the other important people in your life.

If you want to live with other people, then we have created some toolkits to help you step by step through the process.

If you decide that renting a home is not for you, you might like to explore buying a home instead.