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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 …

Where Starts at Home started for us

Blog by Lynsey Johns, Supported Accommodation Manager and Alison Evans, Team Leader, Coastline Housing The New Connection Project started in Camborne back in the 1990s at the back of a derelict Methodist Chapel in the centre of town. To begin with, it was a day centre and drop-in café run by volunteers from the Churches …

A day in the life of a rough sleepers outreach worker

Hanne Lindenburg is Lead Worker for Thames Reach, a homelessness charity and provider of supported housing.     It’s 7am and I’m on my way to central London to pick up one of my clients who is sleeping rough outside the train station. The plan is to support her to make a homelessness application to …

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 …