Much needed homes in Berkshire for people with a learning disability and autistic people

February 8, 2024

Good quality adapted and sustainable supported housing plays an increasingly important role in enabling people with a learning disability and autistic people to live independently at the heart of their communities.


This week we see the launch of a new home developed in partnership with Social Care Provider Potens. Together the organisations have over 50 years combined experience of creating successful, quality housing solutions for people with a learning disability and autistic people.


The property located in Berkshire, will provide a modern and accessible home designed to meet the needs of 5 people. It is the product of a collaborative approach with both organisations working closely with the local authority and its commissioners to ensure that the housing needs both the current and future, of each individual are met.


Overseen by Stuart Tyler, Development Officer at Golden Lane Housing and Guy Page, Business Development Director at Potens, the specification, which at its heart is person-centred, saw this shared accommodation remodelled to additionally include self-contained living spaces, which now offer greater independent living for two of the tenants. They have their own home and yet have the comfort of knowing that the safety and security of a supported living service is there when they need it.


Abdul Latif, Director of Development said ‘Strategic partnerships with support providers are a vital part of GLH’s growth strategy. The value GLH bring by separating housing management from support, improving quality of property, settling rents that are viable and sustainable is immense. Not only does it provide excellent value to the tenants, it also allows the support provider to focus on delivering support and deliver on key objectives of their core business. The lease back product we offer to support provider partners also provides confidence on their business model and supports with their growth’.



Guy Page, Business Development Director said ‘Through our partnership with Golden Lane Housing we have successfully developed housing that meets the specific needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism, meeting the commissioning needs of West Berkshire Council. This partnership sets the stage for future projects with Golden Lane Housing, with 2024 shaping up to be an exciting year for new service development.”