Blog


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 …

Ask your MP to champion supported housing

In December, Peter Aldous MP tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons championing supported housing. Backbench MPs often table or add their names to EDMs to help raise awareness or to highlight views. We are calling on MPs to show their backing for supported housing by signing this motion. Already the …

Starts at Home festive action

We know that many supported and sheltered housing schemes organise end of year festive celebrations for tenants and residents. This is a perfect opportunity to invite local politicians and decision makers to a scheme to meet your residents and staff and help them fully understand how supported housing benefits their constituents. During the visit we hope …

Three steps to support for Starts at Home

The Starts at Home campaign tells the positive stories of people who have gained independence, confidence and stability through supported housing. We aim to persuade the Government to ensure that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs. You can support this campaign by: 1. Engaging with your MPs We’ve put together …