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History and Merger


Organisational background

PentaHact is responsible for providing care and support services to over 180 people with learning disabilities including autism, challenging Behaviour and with mental health problems. These services are provided by over 380 staff through 17 residential homes, supported housing projects, a Resource Centre along with learning disabilities and mental health Outreach teams supporting people in their own homes.

PentaHact delivers services in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest and in Hertfordshire and Essex. PentaHact is an Approved Provider of Community Outreach services for people with learning disabilities in Essex and the London Boroughs of Haringey, Barnet, Waltham Forest and Hackney.

PentaHact's head office is at 1st floor, Britannia House, 960 High Rd, North Finchley, London N12 9RY. Our Hertfordshire office is at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Centre, Station Rd, Bricket Wood, St Albans, Herts AL2 3PJ

Following 12 months of discussion, PentaHact was formed on I May 2000 from the merger of Penta Housing Ltd (Penta) and the Hertfordshire Autistic Community Trust (HACT). PentaHact is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Our Values:

  • PentaHact will regard the individual needs, wishes and ambitions of each service user as paramount.
  • PentaHact will align its service delivery to the changing needs of each service user, not the other way round.
  • PentaHact will not give up on any service user.
  • PentaHact will not allow external financial pressures to prevent its meeting individual service users agreed needs.
  • PentaHact recognises the value of diversity in its workforce and is committed to proper rewards, training and personal and career development, through regular performance feedback and listening to staff views in the development of the organisation.

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