Get involved

Starts at Home Day 2018
Friday 31 August

The Starts at Home campaign has been incredibly successful at raising the profile of vital supported housing services, which we must continue to do in order to safeguard their future funding. 

Starts at Home Day – this year on Friday 31 August – is a key date for the campaign, as on this day the sector comes together to celebrate and champion the value of supported housing. You can get involved in three main ways:

  1. Invite your MP to visit a scheme.
  2. Provide a case study about your services.
  3. Celebrate on social media using #startsathome.

 We’ve provided resources to help you get involved.

Show your support

1. Invite your MP to visit a scheme

For MPs to champion supported housing, they need to understand the work you do and its critical impact on their constituents’ lives. The best way to achieve this is to see it for themselves. In the run up to Starts at Home Day housing associations up and down the country invite their MPs to visit schemes

2. Provide a case study

We’ve heard countless inspiring stories from supported housing providers across the country. If you’d like to share one, submit a case study and we’ll add it to the Stories page.

3. Celebrate the impact of supported housing on social media #startsathome

Last year’s campaign made a big impact on social media, with #startsathome trending nationwide on Twitter. We want as many people as possible to get involved, so please use and share the following resources:

  • a postermaker, that allows you to create a poster to share on social media using the hashtag #startsathome
  • graphics, that you can download by clicking the images below, to share on social media using the hashtag #startsathome
  • a header image, that you can download by clicking on the image below and upload to your Twitter profile to show your support
  • a Twibbon, that you can add to your Twitter profile picture.

Social media graphics – click a thumbnail below to download a full size image


Twitter header image – click the thumbnail below to download the full size version