Shared Ownership

Would you like to own your own home?

We believe that having a long term disability should not be a barrier to home ownership.  Advance is a not-for-profit housing association and the foremost provider of home ownership for people with learning disabilities, physical and mental health conditions (HOLD).  

In 2017 we celebrated 20 Years of HOLD with a report highlighting its benefits and the difference it has made to peoples' lives. (see above)

In 2018 we won the 'Most Innovative Home Ownership Solution' Award at the National Housing Awards as well as being awarded the 'Overall Winner.' The judges said: "A phenomenal programme and fully inclusive offer that is not delivered anywhere else at this scale or with this commitment to a wide range of customers who have a series of different living and financial vulnerabilities. There are a lot of stakeholders involved, with whom Advance have created excellent partnership arrangements. This is a truly wonderful programme and a very valuable service that empowers people with disabilities into home ownership."

What is HOLD?

This is a type of Shared ownership funded through the government-backed HOLD scheme.  Since 1997 we have helped nearly 700 people become Shared Owners. With funding from Homes England, HOLD gives you choice and control over where you live.  We do offer HOLD across most of England - but please refer to the map above which shows our coverage by county.

How does it work?

If you qualify then we will come and meet you, set a budget then the search begins for your ideal home on the open market. Our leaflet above explains the scheme in more detail.  The Local Government Association has also produced a useful overview `Home ownership for people with long-term disabilities (HOLD)'.  If you have any questions do get in touch. 

What to do next

If you think that our shared ownership scheme could be right for you, email us, call us now on 0333 012 4307 or complete our online enquiry form. Please note: You or the person you are applying on behalf of will need to fulfil certain criteria

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a recognised long-term disability
  • You will need to have funds to cover legal costs and a deposit

If you are thinking of future options for you, your son or daughter please do get in touch and we can start the conversation.