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Thank you for making Starts at Home Day 2018 a huge success

On Friday 31 August we celebrated our third Starts at Home Day. Hundreds of housing association staff and tenants joined the campaign to showcase the value of supported housing, and celebrate the news that we have secure future funding for this services. With the Government in recess, the summer is usually a quiet period devoid …

Happy Starts at Home Day everyone

Today is Starts at Home Day, a day when housing associations up and down the country celebrate supported housing and the positive impact it makes on thousands of lives. This day of action is central to the Starts at Home campaign, a campaign that has a simple but important aim – to ensure that people …

Vital services have been protected, the Government announced today

This morning, the Government announced that all supported housing funding will be covered by the welfare system, ending their plan to fund short-term accommodation through council grants. This fantastic news is what we’ve been working to achieve. In this clip, Catherine Ryder, Head of Policy at the National Housing Federation talks about what the announcement …

How you can support Starts at Home Day 2018

Starts at Home Day 2018 will take place on Friday 31 August 2018 and it is critical we continue to keep supported housing high on the political agenda. You’ll recall that last year, the sector was facing the prospect of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap being applied to supported housing, which would have made it more …

2017 has been an amazing year for the Starts at Home campaign

By Ella Cheney, who works in the Campaigns team at the National Housing Federation and managed Starts at Home 2017. 2017 has been an amazing year for the Starts at Home campaign with hundreds of housing associations and people celebrating and advocating for supported housing. The Starts at Home campaign aims to ensure that people …

Record number of MPs attended the Westminster Hall supported housing debate

By Barry Hartness, Public Affairs Officer at the National Housing Federation. Last Tuesday saw MPs from across the political spectrum attend a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Peter Aldous MP on the future funding of supported housing. Photo: Peter Aldous MP and Barry Hartness It’s very rare in Parliament to hear MPs from different parties cheering …

Thank you for helping to make Starts at Home day 2017 a huge success!

By Ella Cheney, who works in the Campaigns team at the National Housing Federation and managed Starts at Home 2017. Now in its second year, Starts at Home day on 1 September saw hundreds of housing associations and people join the campaign to celebrate and advocate for supported housing. The Starts at Home campaign aims …

We do like to be beside the seaside

Residents at Clement Court, one of Together Housing’s Extra Care schemes, are getting into the summer spirit with a seaside garden party. Showing their support for the Starts at Home campaign, Clement Court residents shared fond memories of seaside holidays at their social gathering ‘we do like to be beside the seaside’. Reminiscent of an …

Join us for Starts at Home Day 2017 to celebrate and advocate for supported housing

By John Pierce, Campaigns Manager at the National Housing Federation Working in housing, we all know that supported housing helps transform people’s lives in communities across the country. We see how people who have been ill, have recovered and got their lives back on track through supported housing. We see how people who have not had …