Buy bonds to build houses, survey says

Almost seven out of 10 people would invest in bonds that were used
to buy houses for people with learning difficulties, according to a
new survey.

The poll, commissioned by learning difficulty charity Mencap, found
more than three-quarters of those questioned thought it was
unacceptable that adults with learning difficulties had little
choice about where they lived and that many would consider
investing in housing to combat this.

The research covered 1,000 adults, as part of a campaign to
highlight what the charity calls the “housing time bomb”.

It says that, although 29,000 people with severe learning
difficulties live with an older parent, only one in four local
authorities are planning for when their parents can no longer look
after them.

Mencap’s housing arm Golden Lane Housing and social bankers Triodos
Bank have launched an investment bond to raise £4m to provide
life-long housing for people with learning difficulties as a way of
tackling the issue.

– NOP research from 020 7454 0454

– For more information on the bonds see  To order a
prospectus call 0845 600 1685.

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