Life chances

We believe that extending life chances starts at home.

Supported housing helps people to transform their lives after a difficult start, time or experience. The stories below show how housing associations are helping people to build a brighter future.

Stories
Bev’s story Bev’s story
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run.
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run.

Supported housing gave Bev a lifeline when her life was most turbulent.

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Susan’s story Susan’s story
Susan I feel safe here and I’m living in a home that I can manage
Susan I feel safe here and I’m living in a home that I can manage

Supported housing helped Susan to feel safe, secure and free of financial worries.

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Alison’s story Alison’s story
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate.
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate.

Supported housing has given Alison the chance to look after herself and enjoy having a…

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Heather’s story Heather’s story
Heather He helped arrange for me to go to the Gay Pride event.
Heather He helped arrange for me to go to the Gay Pride event.

Supported housing helped Heather gain confidence.

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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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Nick’s story Nick’s story
Nick Without this scheme I wouldn’t want to guess where I would be.
Nick Without this scheme I wouldn’t want to guess where I would be.

Nick moved into supported housing to help improve his health.

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Cezar’s story Cezar’s story
Cezar Cezar was being locked out of his family home.
Cezar Cezar was being locked out of his family home.

Cezar gained independence through supported housing and now looks forward to attending university.

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Naomi’s story Naomi’s story
Naomi Supported housing helped Naomi's confidence to flourish.
Naomi Supported housing helped Naomi's confidence to flourish.

Naomi has “really bonded” with the other tenants and has made firm friends.

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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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Eric’s story Eric’s story
Eric Everyone here genuinely cares about how I'm doing.
Eric Everyone here genuinely cares about how I'm doing.

Supported housing gave Eric the chance to reconnect with loved ones.

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Andrea’s story Andrea’s story
Andrea Supported housing has got me back on track with my life.
Andrea Supported housing has got me back on track with my life.

Supported housing has given Andrea the opportunity to be part of a stable community that…

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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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Jenny’s story Jenny’s story
Jenny My life has changed immeasurably. I have become independent. I have grown up.
Jenny My life has changed immeasurably. I have become independent. I have grown up.

Supported housing means Jenny feels safe and gets the support she needs to be the…

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Sam’s story Sam’s story
Sam Having a roof over my head allowed me to address my drinking.
Sam Having a roof over my head allowed me to address my drinking.

Supported housing gave Sam the support he needed to move forward with his life.

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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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Paul’s Story Paul’s Story
Paul My mental health is much more balanced and I am much happier.
Paul My mental health is much more balanced and I am much happier.

Supported housing helped Paul to transform his life.

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Julie’s story Julie’s story
Julie Supported housing has saved my life.
Julie Supported housing has saved my life.

Supported housing helped Julie to transform her life.

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Carol’s story Carol’s story
Carol It has changed our lives for the better.
Carol It has changed our lives for the better.

In every way this has been a brilliant move for Carol. She has everything she…

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Shannon’s story Shannon’s story
Shannon I feel so much happier now.
Shannon I feel so much happier now.

College is going well and I’m back on track.

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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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Terry’s story Terry’s story
Terry I know if I can do it, other people can too.
Terry I know if I can do it, other people can too.

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