‘Style Acre’ was originally a residential care home where young adults with learning disabilities and autism were supported. Style Acre Friends was formed as a registered charity in 1992 by the parents of the people supported here. They succeeded in raising the money to purchase the property and took over running the home in 1995. In 2004, the residential home was sold and the money raised from its sale was used to purchase houses in local towns and villages. Style Acre Friends became Style Acre and focused on providing support, while a separate charity was formed called Acre Housing, dealing with property.
Supported living teams were established to enable people to live with their peers, to make decisions about their lives and to use community facilities. We have grown from supporting 20 people in 2004 to supporting 288 people in 2020.