Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing transforms the lives of people with a learning disability, enabling them to live independently in their local community, close to family and friends, with support in a home tailored to their needs.

Golden Lane Housing - what they do

What they do

Golden Lane Housing was established by Mencap in 1998 to tackle the chronic housing shortage faced by people with a learning disability. Since then they have provided housing for over 1,600 people in 675 properties GLH either own or lease. Read more

Financial performance

Since registration with the HCA, Golden Lane Housing has published its accounts for 2015/16 in the RP format, restating its accounts for 2014/15. The net surplus year on year has remained at a similar level and, GLH was able to provide additional housing across the country



Net Surplus


Social performance

Golden Lane Housing provides people with a learning disability with housing that meets their needs and enables them to live with support in the community.

  • Key social performance indicator

    over 1,600

    People with a learning disability provided with secure accommodation

Governance and people

Who benefits

  • James' story

    James' story

    James has been great friends with Claire, Sarah and Elizabeth since school. All four have severe to profound learning disabilities. Since James was 14 his family have been planning for his future in the hope that the he can live as independently as possible with his three friends.

    With the help of Golden Lane Housing and the capital raised in their 2003 Bond, James and his friends were able to move into a five bedroom Bungalow in 2013.

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