Security

We believe that security starts at home.

Supported housing gives people the security they need to get back on track and to regain control of their lives. The stories below show how housing associations are helping people to have a secure foundation to be able to achieve their hopes and aspirations.

Stories
Saima’s story Saima’s story
Saima His behaviour did not change and we had no choice but to leave again.
Saima His behaviour did not change and we had no choice but to leave again.

Supported housing has given Saima's family the freedom to achieve their goals.

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Lynne’s story Lynne’s story
Lynne My family knows I'm happy, active and secure in my own home.
Lynne My family knows I'm happy, active and secure in my own home.

Supported housing has given Lynne peace of mind.

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Ivy and Alf’s story Ivy and Alf’s story
Ivy and Alf We are truly a part of this community and it feels good.
Ivy and Alf We are truly a part of this community and it feels good.

Supported housing means Ivy and Alf have a life of their own, independent from family.

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Pauline and Carol’s story Pauline and Carol’s story
Pauline and Carol We’ve made lots of friends; people here are kind and friendly.
Pauline and Carol We’ve made lots of friends; people here are kind and friendly.

Supported housing has given Pauline and Carol a place they can finally call home.

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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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David’s story David’s story
David I have security, friendship and a warm, manageable property.
David I have security, friendship and a warm, manageable property.

Supported housing gave David the chance to restart his life after his son passed away.

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Daphne’s story Daphne’s story
Daphne I was so grateful to be re-housed I cried with relief.
Daphne I was so grateful to be re-housed I cried with relief.

I was so grateful to be re-housed I cried with relief.

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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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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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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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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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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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June’s story June’s story
June A terrible accident led June to a secure home
June A terrible accident led June to a secure home

Supported housing gave June her confidence back

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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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Mike’s story Mike’s story
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life

I don’t think they should close these places, I think they should keep them open.

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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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