Terms: Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald believes that landlords would be reluctant to lock themselves into a long lease. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Cheshire Ireland, which provides a range of support services to people with both physical and neurological conditions, is seeking to rent properties f(...)

Mary Gaul: ‘I looked at different places to live and I chose here because it’s near shops and a pub. I go out nearly every day now whereas in the `home', they didn't have the staff to bring me out." Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the Cheshire Homes celebrate their 50th anniversary in Ireland this year, the organisation is reflecting on the huge changes in ethos and approach (...)