Easy Read Guides - Housing

Easy read is a way of making written information easier to understand, by using simple language and illustrating the information with pictures. Its aim is to help people, particularly those with learning disabilities, to understand information more easily.

This page provides information in easy read from different organisations and links to websites that have a library of easy read guides about housing. If you are looking for a particular easy read document and you can’t find it here please email info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk or call 01255 554029 and we will endeavour to find it for you.

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Mencap - Housing easy read

Mencap have a variety of easy read documents about many aspects of housing including:

What is rent?

What is a tenancy agreement?

How to get benefit money to help pay your rent?

SupportedLiving- an easy-read guide

Produced in partnership with Summit Services and Essex Carers Network this guide talks about supported living including sections about finding a home, tenancy and costs, care and support, and includes useful links.

What is Easy Read

A description about Easy Read from Inclusive Communication Essex.

Their website also offers lots of information and resources around communication, such as One Page Profile templates.