Housing brokerage service in Essex 

Dimensions housing brokerage service in Essex works with people with learning disabilities and physical impairments to find a home that is right for them.  Dimensions is working in partnership with Essex County Council and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). The housing brokerage service helps people with learning disabilities have more choice and control over where they live.

The  Housing Brokers meet with individuals and their families to discuss what they need and want from a new home. They provide advice and guidance to estate agents and landlords who are considering letting to individuals with a learning disability. They play an important role as mediator between all relevant parties, ensuring everyone is comfortable and understands each step along the way. They meet with estate agents and landlords to discuss any anxieties they may have, including agreeing to a tenant in receipt of housing benefit. They support individuals with viewings, ensuring relevant paperwork is completed, and support is in place when moving. They will provide support (sometimes remotely) until the time of moving in, and occasionally this advice will remain on-going.

For further information about the service see this link, and see the evaluation report which is available here.