Abode Impact is a specialist team combining expertise across property, residential investment and social impact.
We are being incubated by Mill Group , a specialist investment manager with a 25 year track record in real asset investment and management.
Abode Impact is majority owned for the benefit of Community Sponsors Charity, set up in 2006 as the charitable arm of Mill Group to create social impact investment ventures that are self-sustaining and innovative.
There is clear evidence that wheelchair users are an underserved market, and many have the financial resources to rent a property.
30,000 1 London households have high level accessible housing needs that are not being met.
28,000 2 Londoners in 2010 were attempting to move to somewhere more suitable to cope with a disability.
39% (700,000) 3 of UK households with an identified need for accessible housing have incomes in the top half of the income
distribution of the population as a whole.
Abode Impact will launch the first accessible housing fund for London, targeting financial returns and social impact.
The fund will purchase 1 and 2 bedroom new build flats in Outer London. These homes will be adapted for wheelchair users and located close to accessible public transport links.
For more information contact:
Eleanor Bowden, CEO of Abode Impact
Accessible features for an underserved consumer group
Targets financially active consumer group
A tax transparent, UK structure
Expected to be an English Limited Partnership
Stable, ungeared returns from real assets
Market timing is positive due to Brexit-pricing
Accessible PRS represents a strong opportunity in an underserved market
Without competing propositions
Long-term tenancies result in a low void rate
Serving disabled consumers brings inherent social impact
Annually measures, monitors and evaluates social impact benefit
Influencer Member of Pensions for Purpose Network
Accessible Housing Heat Map for Abode Impact
Tackling Housing Inequality: Accessible Housing Heat Map for London
Grant Thornton Faces of a Vibrant Economy
Eleanor Bowden, CEO of Abode Impact, named Grant Thornton’s Face of a Vibrant Economy 2018
Examining lives in adapted and unadapted homes
Aspire’s groundbreaking report looking at the relationship between the lives of Spinal Cord Injury patients in adapted and unadapted homes.
The hidden housing market: a new perspective on the market case for accessible homes
Research report by Habinteg and Papworth Trust highlights the hidden housing market for 1.8m disabled people.