Stories

Supported housing helps people keep their independence, regain their self-confidence and feel secure. It can transform lives. Meet some of the people that have been helped by housing associations across the country.

Eddie’s story Eddie’s story
Eddie I feel secure and able to maintain my independence Read story »
Eddie I feel secure and able to maintain my independence

Supported housing has prevented Eddie being isolated from the outside world.

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Yetunde’s story Yetunde’s story
Yetunde "Supported Housing is a safe environment, giving us a secure place to live." Read story »
Yetunde "Supported Housing is a safe environment, giving us a secure place to live."

Supported housing gave Yetunde and her daughter a home.

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Richard’s story Richard’s story
Richard The place, residents and staff are all great. Read story »
Richard The place, residents and staff are all great.

Supported housing has allowed Richard keep his independence.

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Matthew’s story Matthew’s story
Matthew "I never knew that life could be so happy and calm." Read story »
Matthew "I never knew that life could be so happy and calm."

Supported housing gave Matthew a secure home.

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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. Read story »
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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Ron and Linda’s story Ron and Linda’s story
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less. Read story »
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less.

Supported housing has enabled Ron and Linda to live together in a place they love.

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Alison’s story Alison’s story
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate. Read story »
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate.

Supported housing has given Alison the chance to look after herself and enjoy having a…

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Jodie’s story Jodie’s story
Jodie This situation could happen to anybody, there was nothing unique about my life. Read story »
Jodie This situation could happen to anybody, there was nothing unique about my life.

Supported housing is helping Jodie move from trauma to recovery.

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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. Read story »
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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June’s story June’s story
June "Without bolton at Home, we would never have been able to be as independent as we are." Read story »
June "Without bolton at Home, we would never have been able to be as independent as we are."

Supported housing looked after all the wheelchair adaptions for Des.

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Mary’s story Mary’s story
Mary Mary now has a home that meets her needs Read story »
Mary Mary now has a home that meets her needs

Mary's new home enabled her to continue working.

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Heather’s story Heather’s story
Heather He helped arrange for me to go to the Gay Pride event. Read story »
Heather He helped arrange for me to go to the Gay Pride event.

Supported housing helped Heather gain confidence.

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Manel’s story Manel’s story
Manel "We are lucky here, to have accommodation like this" Read story »
Manel "We are lucky here, to have accommodation like this"

Manel's been living in supported housing for 20 years

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Amanda’s story Amanda’s story
Amanda My world is expanding and I am building solid foundations for my future Read story »
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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Luke’s story Luke’s story
Luke Supported housing has helped Luke's to increase his confidence Read story »
Luke Supported housing has helped Luke's to increase his confidence

Luke's confidence increased dramatically after moving to independent living.

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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. Read story »
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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Carol’s story Carol’s story
Carol It has changed our lives for the better. Read story »
Carol It has changed our lives for the better.

In every way this has been a brilliant move for Carol. She has everything she…

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Mark’s story Mark’s story
Mark Supported housing transformed Mark's life. Read story »
Mark Supported housing transformed Mark's life.

Supported housing provides security.

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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. Read story »
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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Barry’s story Barry’s story
Barry Barry was helped to get his life back Read story »
Barry Barry was helped to get his life back

Supported housing helped Barry to get his life back on track

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