We will offer rented accommodation to Participant Tenants, with lease terms longer than that of a typical rented property. In most cases, dwellings will be a 2 bed apartment, townhouse or villa, shared by 2 Participant Tenants. In some cases, if a “live in” support worker is required, a 3 bed property will be offered. Our principle is that the houses will be embedded in the community, close to transport and services, and will not be part of a clustered living arrangement or development.
We will provide a range of options, some being new, and some being older. Either way, we are committed to ensuring quality accommodation is provided to our Participant Tenants, at an affordable cost.
Yes, we believe that 2 persons sharing in a house is the preferred option to enable an independent living experience to be nurtured.
Our rental offering is based on the principle of independent living, and we do not envisage Participant Tenants will require a parent or carer to live in with them.
We envisage that the needs of the majority of Participants living in the houses will mean that only minor modifications will be required.
The houses will be low maintenance. Hearth will ensure any relevant repairs and maintenance services are provided as applicable to the nature of each residence.
In a shared house the furnishing for certain shared items, such as fridges, washing machines, and so on, if required is to be agreed.
Once we have fully established Hearth Housing, our aim is to begin to provide properties based on demand. Phase 1 involving the process to purchase 2 properties is currently underway. Regular updates will be provided on the timing of available properties for rent.