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Starts at Home Day is 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 who need extra support will always have a safe home that meets their needs.

We’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in 2018, engaging with MPs on the vital issue of supported housing and championing these great services.

Here is what you can do to help you prepare for Starts at Home Day:

1. Create supported housing stories of tenants and staff

The Starts at Home campaign has shown us that there is huge value in taking the time to explain what supported housing is, and showcase its positive impact on thousands of lives. We urge you to keep this up.

This year, we also want to tell the story of people who work to provide supported housing and why they are proud of what they do.

Please create short videos of your residents and staff members and share them (not yet but on Starts at Home Day) using #startsathome.

You can also upload your resident case studies on to our website. These will appear in Stories.

2. Order your campaign boards

You can now request our campaign boards for Starts at Home Day. You can use them on the day to promote your support with your staff and residents.

Contact us at communications@housing.org.uk to request your boards.

3. Invite your local MP to your scheme

We’ve put together some guidance (coming soon) to help you write to your MPs to invite them to visit a supported housing scheme for Starts at Home day and make the most of any meetings.