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 need extra support will always have a safe home that meets their needs. There are lots of ways for you to support the campaign ranging from social media action to inviting your local MP or Mayor to visit your scheme.
In the lead up to Friday 3 September, there are lots of ways you can get involved. Plan your activities for Starts at Home day and prepare using our resources and templates. Then share your support and stories on social media on the day of action using the hashtag #StartsAtHome.
There are several ways you can show your support online for Starts at Home Day. Here’s what you can do now to prepare:
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.
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Now let’s get #StartsAtHome trending on Friday 3 September 2021!
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.