There are different ways of getting a first step on the property ladder including shared ownership.
This means you can buy a percentage of a property with a housing association owning the remaining share. You pay rent for the share that you do not own.
For more information see www.helptobuy.org.uk.
The website provides a very useful on-line tool to assist potential home buyers to find an appropriate home ownership scheme in England, including Right to Buy and Help to Buy. The website provides links to sources of information for potential home owners in other parts of the UK. Visit ownyourhome.gov.uk