Key Facts

Key Facts

  • Advance is the trading name of Advance Housing and Support Ltd
  • We are a Registered Provider of Social Housing with the Homes & Communities Agency
  • We are a charitable organisation (specifically, an Industrial & Provident Society)
  • We provide housing and support for adults with learning disabilities or mental health conditions, and employment advice for disabled people
  • Our head office is in Witney. Our principal offices are in Leicester, Hackney and Solihull. We have further offices in Camborne, Ferndown, and Wolverhampton
  • We are a founder member of the Association for Supported Living and the Mental Health Providers Forum, and are signatories of the Driving Up Quality Code


  • We are accredited with Supporting People and CQC (Care Quality Commission), and are an approved Prime Contractor for the Department for Work and Pensions
  • We have retained the Investor in People award continuously since 1995, achieving Bronze status in 2012
  • We were successfully re-accredited with ISO9001 in September 2017
  • We are a 'Disability Confident' employer

Recent Awards

  • Best Supported Housing Scheme at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2016
  • Advance Chair, Melba Wilson joint winner of the 'Beyond Governance' Award at the Third Sector Care Awards
  • In September 2018 Advance won the 'Most Innovative Home Ownership Solution' Award at the National Housing Awards as well as being awarded 'Overall winner.'