IMPACT THEME: Housing and Homelessness, Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, Poverty and Disadvantage
WHAT THEY DO: United Response is a national charity that works with adults and young people with learning disabilities or mental health needs. They are a community-based organisation working in England and Wales, providing bespoke residential care, supported living, day services and employment support. United Response has particular expertise in working with people with complex needs including those with profound learning disabilities.
YEAR FOUNDED: 1973
PARTNERSHIP DATE: July 2020
PARTNERSHIP PURPOSE: Resonance Supported Homes Fund (RSHF) is buying, refurbishing and adapting properties that United Response will then lease from the fund before providing the right homes for young people and adults with autism, learning difficulties or mental health problems. United Response will also provide every tenant with person-centred support.
FUND PARTNERSHIP: Resonance Supported Homes Fund (RSHF)
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
ABOUT: United Response offers a range of support services for people with disabilities. This might be for people with learning disabilities, autism, or mental health needs. Their mission is to ensure that people with mental and physical support needs have the resources to live life to the full. This means that annually, they support around 2,000 people across the UK via their registered care services and care homes.
United Response offer a variety of different services to achieve this mission; these include housing (including help with setting and collecting rent and accommodation maintenance), supported living (including help with personal care, housework, cooking, taking medication, shopping and going to work/college.
As well as their support services they also provide guidance for carers and campaign on disability awareness and social policy. Some of these campaigns revolve around disability hate crimes, social care funding and public attitudes and discrimination towards people with autism or learning disabilities. In 2021/22:
PURPOSE OF PARTNERSHIP:
The Resonance Supported Homes Fund is buying, refurbishing, and adapting residential properties (flats, houses, bungalows, and blocks of flats) in communities across the UK to meet the specific needs of United Response’s tenants. This will allow United Response to achieve their mission of moving people out of unsuitable accommodation and into supported homes of their choice, enabling each tenant to live life to the fullest, as independently as possible. United Response also provides person-centred support for every tenant. This could include housing support such as managing tenancies and property repairs, supported living such as housework, personal care, shopping, educational and employment support and more, and community services to help tenants settle into their local communities via activities, socialising, sports and volunteering. This support is crucial in order to enable tenants to live their lives with independence and choice.
The Resonance Supported Homes fund
Tim Cooper, Chief Executive of United Response: “We all need a place to call home; this fund will make this a reality for many more people with a learning disability, autism or mental health condition.”
United Response, annual report 2019/2020: “Working with Resonance Supported Homes Fund is a true partnership. Working with organisations that have shared values makes a real difference, this includes the investors. The motivation of the fund is driven by delivering positive social impact. To provide good quality and sustainable housing solutions for people who have had very limited options. To ensure people live in places where they can live full lives as part of their community. We can be confident that Resonance will carefully ensure that all properties are compliant with high safety standards.”
Resonance Limited is a company registered in England and Wales no. 04418625
Resonance Impact Investment Limited, a subsidiary of Resonance Limited, is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm number 588462.
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