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Supported housing has never been more important

Blog by Ian Gilders, Executive Director of Housing at Advance Housing & Support  Supported housing changes lives and has been a lifeline for many, particularly during the pandemic. But we need more homes. Homes for people with a learning disability and other long-term disabilities – homes offering independence, and support. Good quality homes to meet …

How to write a great blog to celebrate Starts at Home Day

Writing a blog is a great way get involved in Starts at Home Day, and we want as many housing associations as possible to publish blogs so that people can see and celebrate the great work of supported housing. A good blog tells a story in an engaging and informative way. Sara Bell, Communications Officer …

How to record a video for Starts at Home Day

Starts at Home Day is when housing associations up and down the country celebrate supported housing and the positive impact it has on thousands of lives. This day of action has a simple but important message – supported housing will always provide safe homes that meets peoples’ needs. Here, Kate Ashley, Social Media Officer at …

Get ready for Starts at Home Day 2021 – Friday 3 September 2021

Supported housing has never been more important so find out more about Starts at Home and how to get involved this year in this blog from Ella Cheney, Campaigns Manager at the National Housing Federation. What is Starts at Home? Back in 2015, the government announced it was changing the funding model of supported housing. …

Homes at the Heart of Living Well – celebrating sheltered and supported housing in 2020

Lucy Grove, Director of Strategic Communications and Campaigns at the National Housing Federation explains why we’ll be doing things a little differently this year. Supported housing is one of the five key priorities in our plan for economic and social recovery, and through this work we’re calling for the long-term funding and stability supported housing …

Thank you for supporting Starts at Home 2019

Blog by John Pierce, Campaigns Manager at the National Housing Federation. On Friday 30 August, we celebrated our fourth Starts at Home Day. Hundreds of housing associations staff and tenants joined the campaign to showcase the value of supported housing. Charity Digital News reported the day as a ‘great example of charities banding together on …

How Starts at Home Day 2019 went down at Trent & Dove Housing

Blog by Laura McCready, Marketing and PR Co-ordinator at Trent & Dove Housing Trent & Dove Housing is a housing association based in Burton on Trent in East Staffordshire and we own just over 6,000 homes. Our customers stretch from East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire and amongst our properties we have four …

Where Starts at Home Day started

John Pierce is the Campaigns Manager at the National Housing Federation. Back in 2015, the Government had announced it was changing the way support housing was funded. I remember sitting in a meeting at the National Housing Federation hearing how the proposals would impact our members. Worst of all their residents, some of the most …

A day in the life of a Scheme Coordinator at Stoll’s Centenary Lodge

Blog by Anne Walker, Scheme Coordinator at Stoll’s Centenary Lodge, a home to a mixed community of veterans of different ages, their partners and families. The role of a Stoll scheme coordinator is a varied one, which makes my work life interesting. My role helps our residents to gain independence and encourages them to be …