Includes independent living - this means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements.


The route for referral for Learning Disability accommodation is through a referral to housing by the Adult learning Disabilities Team in Social Services.  However there is a very small number of properties dotted around the Borough, and these rarely become available. 

To apply for supported housing, a Universal Referral form needs to be completed and emailed to the Pathways team at Encompass.

Applications to the housing register are assessed when received and will depend on the individual's current living circumstances although the likelihood of being rehoused through the register is very small due to the lack of properties becoming available and competing priorities for housing. 

Applicants must be 16 to register but must have capacity to understand and sign a tenancy agreement which cannot be held until the age of 18 without a guarantor.  

Contact details: Mary Rowling, Team Manager, Access & Support Team, Housing Advice, Information & Assessment, 020 8915 2260, Work Mobile 07591 382 540 Encompass (external link)


Sutton council housing centre, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA. Telephone: 020 8770 6080. Email: Sutton Council Housing Centre

You can also contact Mencap. Mencap is a charity that helps people with learning disabilities. Email: Mencap

Housing Resources

The National Development Team for Inclusion

The National Development Team for Inclusion and PfA have provided documents to help people with a Learning Disability find a housing choice right for them. 

No Place Like Home Guide

No Place Like Home: A Housing and Support booklet to help people with Learning Disabilities find a housing choice right for them. This booklet is designed to provide information that will support a discussion with someone with learning disabilities who is thinking about moving into their own home.

Download the No Place Like Home booket here (external link).