Welcome to ADS – Independent Living Solutions

At ADS we believe a home should be an integrated part of an individual’s care package and budget. And, because everyone is different it should be tailored to their needs and wishes.

As a Social Enterprise our ethos is to offer a service to join up provision of homes with commissioning of care.

We provide a person-centred, cost effective, new approach to delivering better, smarter solutions giving people trying to live as independently as possible, greater choice and flexibility to own their home.

What is it?

ADS has developed a new purpose-designed and custom- built product, manufactured off-site. Each home is personalised around an individual’s needs. These homes are: Scalable, Modular, Intelligent, Lifetime Homes & Efficient.

We call them SMILE HOMES®

The challenge

Research by the Department of Health, Mencap, The King’s Fund, Age UK and Leonard Cheshire to name but a few, all identifies a chronic shortage of fit for purpose lifetime homes especially for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.

ADS has focused on solutions to address this crisis; Smile Homes® provide choice, flexibility and speed of response to meet these challenges.

Smile Homes®

People’s needs are usually complex and always unique. So we meet with the home user, their family and care and commissioning team as appropriate, to listen to needs and wishes and build each home with finishes and technology based on these requirements. Homes can be supplied as single units, pairs or small clusters which can be scaled as required and located where they are needed.


Appropriate person-centred technology built into a home can help a person live independently. We can also learn from the data allowing improvements including in some cases a reduced need for care support, significant cost reduction and most importantly greater independence.


Who provides it?

Smile Homes® are purpose designed exclusively for ADS by Steve Batson and his team of healthcare specialists at Enable by Design Architects ADS will supply direct to individuals or work with Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Charities, NHS and Care Organisations as a partner to deliver homes for people located where they are needed.


How do I get one?

Just pick up the phone and call or send an e-mail. After an initial discussion we can arrange to meet so we can explain more about what we do and listen to what you need.

Please phone David or complete the enquiry form here.


Our Team

David Adams

David Adams

Chief Executive

Responsible for the concept and operation of Smile Homes conceived through his experience in property, healthcare, technology and learning first hand what people with physical and learning challenges want. David is a Chartered Surveyor.

Sally Adams

Sally Adams


A Chartered Physiotherapist and formerly a paediatric intensive care specialist, Sally is experienced in assessing needs of children and young adults with a wide range of life changing challenges and more recently of orthopaedic related mobility conditions.

Harriet Bonney

Harriet Bonney


Chair of the Board and trustee of Ataxia UK, a charity supporting people with movement, balance, and speech challenges caused by this neurological condition. Harriet studied medicine at Glasgow University and has recently taken early medical retirement from her job as a Speciality Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry.

Caroline Adams

Caroline Adams


A cognitive hypnotherapist with a practice at Harley Street in London. Caroline trained at the internationally-acclaimed Quest Institute and is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She holds the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD).



Our ethos is to offer a service to support your needs; whether you are an individual or an organisation you can buy our homes as a product or use our team to work with you to ensure smooth delivery of personalised homes with a range of services from site acquisition, planning and project management to a professionally managed property aftercare service. As experienced development managers we can also work with site owners to deliver Smile Homes® as part of a larger mixed use development site.

Planning and Project Management

ADS offers a full service with the capability to manage the entire process from site finding and acquisition through the planning application process and obtaining all the relevant consents to managing delivery, installation and handover. We also work with site owners to deliver Smile Homes® as part of larger mixed use developments.


Working with the home user and their family, care and commissioning team as appropriate, we assess needs and listen to wishes to specify finishes and technology supporting provision of care and independence, reflecting your choices.


Running a home can be a challenge so ADS provides a management service to support the maintenance of the home and its systems.


A key element of a Smile Home is flexibility and choice. So whether you wish to own your home or rent it or purchase on a finance package we will work with you to make it happen.


Download useful documents

No voice unheard,
no right
Download (.pdf)

Housing for people with a learning disability
Download (.pdf)
Scoping report for the Long Term Care Revolution
Download (.pdf)
The hidden housing crisis. Home
sweet hell
Download (.pdf)
5 million reasons to make housing disabled-friendly
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A national plan to develop community services
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Supporting people with a learning disability
Download (.pdf)
Transforming Care Partnerships a campaigners guide
Download (.pdf)

Get in contact…

We’re here to help – Please give us a call, send us an email or fill in the form.

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