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Tenants chose their new accessible shiny kitchen

22/09/2016

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Alaine (pictured) and her friends Kelly and Jane were delighted to find out their tired kitchen was due to be replaced. Through the Planned Maintenance Programme they chose a shiny new one which was designed for Alaine to use in her wheelchair.
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A blossoming friendship

22/09/2016

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Last year Katie, Elizabeth and Tessa decided to change support provider to Mencap. Through going to Mencap’s forum their friendship with Ruth and Kate has grown.
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Tenants learnt new skills from our Repairs team

21/09/2016

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GLH tenants, Paul and Alex learnt new skills while spending two days with Sean and Chris, our operatives carrying out a range of general repairs at tenants’ homes.
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Homemade cooking has become a passion

20/09/2016

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Homemade cooking has become a real passion for Rob. He shares his story of combining his four favourite interests; cooking, listening to music, history and railways.
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Funding proposal for supported housing risks a housing crisis for people with a learning disability

16/09/2016

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In response to the Department for Work and Pensions announcement on the long-term funding of supported housing, Alastair Graham, Director of Golden Lane Housing says:
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Developing a home for the future

31/08/2016

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Christian and his friends Gillian, Hazel, David and Robin had lived together for many years. Reduced mobility and changes to their personal care needs meant their Mencap home was no longer suitable.
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Voices Together newsletter is out now!

18/08/2016

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Welcome to the summer issue of Voices Together. Our easy read newsletter brings news from across Golden Lane Housing and tenant involvement.
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Living independently in supported housing

04/08/2016

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Raphaela and Glynn Derrick, Roma and Charles DeSilva, Margaret and Alan Summers, Mary and Garry Davies are parents of Cliona, Leanne, Christopher and Hugh who all have a learning disability and live together into a supported housing property.
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Tenants design their garden makeover

27/06/2016

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Best friends, Maria and Rachael share a place in the North West.

Wanting to create a garden they could relax and enjoy, it was entered into the selection process for GLH’s annual tenant garden makeover.
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Tenants get to know their GLH team

24/06/2016

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Earlier this week, Golden Lane Housing arranged an event in Rotherham for tenants to get know members of the GLH team and find out more about what they do. Andrew Locke, housing officer talks about the event.
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I’m a Mencap Young Ambassador by Dan

24/06/2016

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Friends Dan, James and Aaz live together in a bungalow bought using 2013 bond monies. He shares his great experiences of being a Mencap Young Ambassador which has also led to making new friends.
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Great housemates

21/06/2016

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Andrew and Joel live in Essex. Chloe Dolce, scheme manager at Mencap explains how their friendship has developed.
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Mixed ability football festival

21/06/2016

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Earlier this month, Barnsley’s mixed ability football team took part in their first tournament. Housing officer, Joe Boyd the team’s coach explains.
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Falling in love

21/06/2016

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GLH tenant Lizzy and Ian fell in love after meeting at their local Gateway Club in Barnsley.
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Barnsley’s first mixed ability football team

21/06/2016

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Joe Boyd’s vision to set up a mixed ability football team in Barnsley came true with the help of Mencap.
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Friendships and ways to keep safe

20/06/2016

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Social isolation is a huge issue for people with a learning disability. Mencap’s theme this year for Learning Disability week is ‘Make a new friend.’
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Enjoying life with friends!

20/06/2016

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Dan, James and Aaz share a place together in Rochdale supported by Mencap. They moved into their home purchased using 2013 Bond monies which was adapted so they can move freely around in their wheelchairs. They explain how much they’re enjoying life.
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Be Free festival 2016

23/05/2016

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Golden Lane Housing (GLH) and Mencap are sponsoring the Be Free festival 2016.
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Repairs service gets high praise

18/05/2016

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By listening to our tenants and their support staff we’ve created the dedicated in-house repairs service that we have today.
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The perfect job

02/05/2016

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Becky, receptionist at Golden Lane Housing and Mencap tells her story about finding work.
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