Oxfordshire County Council has made a £5million investment in supported housing for people with learning disabilities.

The Resonance Supported Homes Fund will help to provide up to an additional 25 supported living homes for adults in Oxfordshire with learning disabilities, autism and mental health challenges, or other care and support needs.

Resonance is a leading social impact investment business and leader in homelessness property funds.

The fund was created to provide a solution to the acute housing shortage that leaves thousands of adults with learning disabilities living in inappropriate housing and remaining on long waiting lists with limited access to mainstream housing options.

All properties are purchased with specific tenants in mind, ensuring properties are fit for purpose.

John Williams, Managing Director of Property Funds at Resonance, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this investment from Oxfordshire County Council which will enable the fund to make a very real difference to the lives of people with learning disability or autism, in the region. This investment means individuals will be able to live in the right home for them, so that they can live fulfilled lives in their local community, close to family and friends."

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, added: “Most people want to be supported to live within their communities, rather than in residential care, so this is great news for those adults in Oxfordshire with additional support needs who want a home of their own."