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Join us Starts at Home Day on Friday 3 September 2021

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, which has a simple but important aim – to ensure that people who needs extra support will always have a safe home that meets their needs.

There are lots of ways you can get involved ranging from showing your support on social media to inviting your local MP or Mayor to visit your scheme.

Show your support on social media

There are several ways you can show your support online on Starts at Home Day.

Add this header image to your Twitter profile
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Create and share your own customised Starts at Home social media graphic.

Click this image to make a poster

Let’s get #StartsAtHome trending on Friday 3 September 2021!

Help your residents to share their stories

There is huge value in demonstrating just what supported housing is, and showcasing its positive impact on thousands of lives. One of the most powerful ways to do this is to help residents talk about what supported housing means to them. This could be photo and a quote or a video shared on Twitter. Or share one of our inspiring stories. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #StartsAtHome.

Get these ready to share on Starts at Home Day.

Invite your local MP or Mayor to visit

It’s vital that our elected representatives understand and appreciate the vital role of supported housing and, as Ally explains, the new intake of MPs is still getting to know the organisations in their constituency, even 18 months after the general election.

To create the biggest splash on Starts at Home Day, we need as many visits as possible to take place on or before that day (Friday 3 September 2021) so photos or videos from the visits can all be shared on the same day. But an MP visit is worthwhile at any time.

Resources

As the day approaches, you’ll be able to order a campaign supporter board which you can use to share photos on social media.

Keep in touch

If you want to be the first to hear about Starts at Home Day 2021 then sign up for campaign updates.