Tenant stories

Tenant stories

Tenant stories

Having an accessible home that is right for the needs of the people who live there can be transformative. Here is a selection of our tenants sharing their stories of how their accessible home has improved their life. 

David Slater's new Habinteg home story

David Slater, Habinteg tenant smiling at the camera

David's story

I moved to a wheelchair-adapted Habinteg flat in Houghton Regis. I was living with family in London before this flat came up, but now I can live independently. However, I didn’t have all the key pieces of furniture, including a washing machine... until a friend told me about Habinteg's White Goods & Furniture Fund for tenants.

Learn more about David

Ian Wheaton

Ian Wheaton

Ian's story

I moved to a wheelchair accessible bungalow in Raynville Crescent from a medium-sized housing estate in Leeds. I was on Leeds City Council’s housing list for five months, my application was a priority due to ill health. I’m a pensioner with multiple sclerosis and I live on my own. The estate was quite outdated and it was difficult to get out of my front door. 

Read more about Ian

Andrew and Sam's stories 

Petula Bone's #ForAccessibleHomes story

Petula Bone's #ForAccessibleHomes story

Petula and Geoff's story

Petula Bone, a keen gardener who has moved into Habinteg’s latest scheme in Rawcliffe Grove, Hull, is now able to use her green fingers for the first time in ten years thanks to her brand new wheelchair accessible home. Steps at her previous home meant Mrs Bone, a wheelchair user, could not get to her garden. Her new home, which she shares with her husband, is a wheelchair accessible bungalow fit for her mobility needs. 

Read Petula's story

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Working at Habinteg

We believe that mutual commitment and shared responsibility is key. We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to be an employer of choice. Everything we do is underpinned by our four cultural values: Agile, Accountable, Ambitious and Attentive.

We offer a comprehensive and person-centred employment package to our staff. This includes:

  • Flexible approach to working week including full-time, part-time and job-sharing possibilities.
  • Welcoming, accessible work environments including remote working
  • Training and development programme
  • Ethical pension scheme from the Pensions Trust.
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Eye test
  • Cycle scheme
  • Subscription payment

Being open and honest about our performance is an essential part of our culture. This is why we place importance on independent assessment of our organisation as an employer. We are proud to hold a Gold Standard Investors in People accreditation.