Dignity

We believe that dignity starts at home.

Supported housing helps people to regain self-esteem and self-confidence to achieve their potential. The stories below show how housing associations have helped people in communities across the country to have the dignity the need to progress.

Stories
Ron and Linda’s story Ron and Linda’s story
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less.
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less.

Supported housing has enabled Ron and Linda to live together in a place they love.

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Dreena’s story Dreena’s story
Dreena The value of having people around me was clear when I had a stroke.
Dreena The value of having people around me was clear when I had a stroke.

Supported housing gives Dreena the security she needs to live independently.

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Julie’s story Julie’s story
Julie I love supported housing, it has changed my world.
Julie I love supported housing, it has changed my world.

Supported housing helped Julie change her world for the better.

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Michael’s story Michael’s story
Michael We’re still finding our feet, but are doing far better than just a few years ago
Michael We’re still finding our feet, but are doing far better than just a few years ago

Supported housing held Michael move from homelessness to living independently

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Connie’s story Connie’s story
Connie My first week was fantastic, my family couldn’t believe the change in me
Connie My first week was fantastic, my family couldn’t believe the change in me

Supported housing gave Connie a completely new lifestyle

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Tom’s story Tom’s story
Tom It has afforded me the ability to stabilise and improve my health.
Tom It has afforded me the ability to stabilise and improve my health.

Supported housing enabled ex-RAF Squadron Leader Tom to manage his recovery from a heart attack…

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Elizabeth’s story Elizabeth’s story
Elizabeth Supported housing changed my life and helped me to learn to live in society again.
Elizabeth Supported housing changed my life and helped me to learn to live in society again.

Elizabeth moved into supported housing after leaving hospital and when her relationship broke down.

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Mira’s story Mira’s story
Mira I was controlled by the shame of what had happened to me.
Mira I was controlled by the shame of what had happened to me.

Supported housing helped Mira gain security.

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James’ story James’ story
James I feel that now I have a safe home
James I feel that now I have a safe home

Supported housing helped James stop sofa surfing and sleeping rough.

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Peter’s story Peter’s story
Peter I want to give back after all they’ve given to me.
Peter I want to give back after all they’ve given to me.

Supported housing gave Peter the security he needed to transform his life.

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Bettie’s story Bettie’s story
Bettie Although I miss my husband, I feel safe and settled here.
Bettie Although I miss my husband, I feel safe and settled here.

Supported housing prevented Bettie ending up in hospital or a care home.

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Jean’s story Jean’s story
Jean It was the best thing I ever did and I have never looked back.
Jean It was the best thing I ever did and I have never looked back.

“My family are now able to get on with their lives, as they don’t have…

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Mary’s story Mary’s story
Mary You feel like you’ve come in from the cold
Mary You feel like you’ve come in from the cold

You feel like you’ve come in from the cold and it’s that feeling of being…

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Amanda’s story Amanda’s story
Amanda My world is expanding and I am building solid foundations for my future
Amanda My world is expanding and I am building solid foundations for my future

I am trusted and I trust myself

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Jane’s story Jane’s story
Jane Supported housing was there for me when I needed it.
Jane Supported housing was there for me when I needed it.

It’s enabled me to move on and I’m now in my own place.

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Ivor’s story Ivor’s story
Ivor This is my home now.
Ivor This is my home now.

I feel like I'm able to make an impact here.

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Douglas’ story Douglas’ story
Douglas I love my new flat. It’s so quiet here.
Douglas I love my new flat. It’s so quiet here.

Douglas lives independently because of supported housing.

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Malcolm’s story Malcolm’s story
Malcolm I can genuinely say that moving to Tavistock Court is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Malcolm I can genuinely say that moving to Tavistock Court is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I can genuinely say that moving to Tavistock Court is the best thing that has…

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