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
  • Our head office is in Witney. Our principal offices are in Leicester, London, Cornwall and Dorset
  • 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 achieved 'Disability Confident 'Leader' status in 2018
  • We were successfully re-accredited with ISO9001 in 2021
  • 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 Silver status in 2019

Recent Awards

  • In September 2018 we won the 'Most Innovative Home Ownership Solution' Award at the National Housing Awards as well as being awarded 'Overall winner.' 
  • We won Best Supported Housing Scheme at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2016