Webinar: HOLD the future in your hands – Home ownership for people with disabilities

28th December 2017

View the recording here

The webinar will give you an overview of the unique Government approved home ownership model known as HOLD (Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities). 

David will cover eligibility, how it works and the range of benefits to the buyer, their family, Local Authorities/Clinical Commissioning Groups and the country as a whole! We’re also hoping to be joined by a parent of someone who’s already bought a home of their own using HOLD to explain just what a difference it’s made to all their lives. 

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David Abbey has worked in the financial services sector since 1984 and is a fully qualified Financial Adviser. Back in 1997 he was invited to join a ‘steering group’ to develop a process to enable people with a disability (who also rely on benefits for their income) to buy a home of their own. The result was a unique Government approved shared ownership model, known as HOLD (Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities). 

David then established MySafeHome Limited to provide everyone involved in helping people with disabilities realise their dream of home ownership with the support they need and to date, almost 1,300 individuals have used HOLD to buy their own home. Passionate about the personalisation agenda David is the UK’s subject matter expert in home ownership for people with disabilities and in July 2017 was honoured to be elected to the LDE Representative Body.

Susan and John Kirkman are parents of a severely autistic son, who is living happily in his own home, with 24:7 1:1 support thanks to My Safe Home. We are both ex-teachers and by chance taught at a school with an autistic resource. The very first pupils were attached to our forms! 

We are passionate about the rights of those with autism and/or a learning disability to live a life comparable with those of their peers, in terms of activities, access to learning and how and where they live and with whom. Choice is fundamental to a happy, stable and fulfilling life.

For more information about My Safe Home visit: http://www.mysafehome.info/