Please click on one of the houses above to find out more information about that house, as well as a chance to apply to be a tenant.
What Service Do We Provide?
Our committed team of Community Link Workers visit the tenants and give them support in many areas of their lives.
Examples of these areas are:
- Learning to shop and cook
- Managing money and budgeting
- Maintaining a home
- Help with benefits and finances
- Encouraging a social life, making friends and accessing the community
- Maintaining family links
At Equality Housing we have a person-centred ethos and encourage our tenants to live a full and active life. Not only do we work to improve peoples practical skills but we also want to see our tenants develop emotionally and socially to increase their confidence and enjoy life! We promote personal choice within all aspects of their support and consultation and participation in the development of Equality Housing.
Many of our tenants are in full or part-time employment or have voluntary jobs, attend college or have other day activities. Tenants are encouraged to make use of local community leisure activities and services.
We encourage and facilitate our tenants to take an active part in all decision making in Equality Housing and Barnet Mencap. They hold their own monthly House Meetings and have bigger Tenant Meetings every 3 months. There is also an Equality Housing Steering Group which has elected tenant representatives. We want our tenants' views and opinions to be heard and taken notice of.
Can I Be Considered As A Future Tenant Of A Shared House?
A shared house is where a small group of people share a home together but the tenants still have their own independence. Potential tenants must also be aware of common dangers, have good road sense, and be able to communicate and to manage their personal needs. From time to time tenants move within Equality Housing or on to a more supported situation or to greater independence.
Once a person becomes an Equality Housing tenant they will work with staff to agree an individual programme of support. This is reviewed regularly by staff and the tenant.