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Hightown

Location:

Located in Hemel Hempstead we manage homes across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Key contact:

David Bogle, Chief Executive

Contact:

01442 292300, david.bogle@hightownha.org.uk

Homes managed Homes to be built to 2022/23
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Hightown news

Ashley Drive staff (4)

The staff teams at learning disability services Ashley Drive and Cressex Road in High Wycombe were delighted to be named as winners of the award for Sustainability in the annual Buckinghamshire Dignity in Care Awards.

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Lizzie Battams, 22 Oakhill Close in kitchen

A young teacher has been able to take that all important first step onto the property ladder by applying for Shared Ownership with Hightown Homes.

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Top Car development

Hemel Hempstead-based housing association, Hightown, has submitted a planning application to Dacorum Borough Council to transform the site of the TopCar service centre into 44 new affordable homes.

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Additional services

Hightown provides high quality care and supported housing to people with a wide range of needs across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We enable people to be more independent through support and housing that suits their needs and is accessible. We have many schemes - ranging from homeless night shelters to registered care homes. We currently deliver over 30,000 support hours per week and are committed to delivering an excellent service.

Our services include:

  • Mental health support – both in the community and through our supported housing schemes.
  • Learning disability support – including supported living services and registered care homes.
  • Young people’s service for those aged 16-24. Support is available to a variety of young people who are either homeless, leaving care, estranged from family or have difficulty staying in education, training or employment. 
  • Mother and baby service - providing accommodation and support to young women aged 16 - 25 who are either pregnant or have a child up to two years old.
  • Homeless service - providing a safe, caring environment for residents, along with support and advice to give them the necessary social and life skills to move on to independent living.
  • Support & resettlement - help if you are at risk of being homeless or if you need support in managing life's many challenges.

Hightown also manages a social lettings agency: Hightown Lettings.  We offer a full housing management service for local landlords while helping to alleviate the pressure for temporary accommodation for local authorities.

Social return on investments

An independent Social Impact Report on our homelessness services in St Albans highlighted that we save the local authority, Police and health service nearly £600,000 per year. 

The report highlights that homeless people are 10 times less likely to be in employment than the general public, almost four times as likely to be admitted to hospital during a year and stayed in hospital for an average of almost 13 days following an admission.

Individuals supported by Hightown need fewer hospital stays and are less demanding on police time, as well as claiming fewer benefits and being more likely to move into long-term accommodation.

Hightown runs three projects for homeless people in the St Albans area – Open Door, Kent House and Martin House. Between them they provide accommodation for up to 52 people, with each being offered tailored support and advice to give them the necessary social and life skills to move into independent living or employment. 

You can read the report here. 

Why we joined PlaceShapers

We believe that for housing associations to be really effective they must maintain a strong local focus and short lines of support and communications with their key stakeholders, residents and staff. PlaceShapers offers us opportunities to meet up with other housing associations that share these priorities.

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