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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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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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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Connie’s story Connie’s story
Connie My first week was fantastic, my family couldn’t believe the change in me Read story »
Connie My first week was fantastic, my family couldn’t believe the change in me

Supported housing gave Connie a completely new lifestyle

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Tina’s story Tina’s story
Tina This is all part of Tina becoming more independent. Read story »
Tina This is all part of Tina becoming more independent.

I’m so proud to see how she’s flourished since moving into her own place at…

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Douglas’ story Douglas’ story
Douglas I love my new flat. It’s so quiet here. Read story »
Douglas I love my new flat. It’s so quiet here.

Douglas lives independently because of supported housing.

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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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Mike’s story Mike’s story
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life Read story »
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life

I don’t think they should close these places, I think they should keep them open.

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Chelsea’s story Chelsea’s story
Chelsea "I have come so far." Read story »
Chelsea "I have come so far."

Before supported housing, Chelsea was sofa-surfing with no permanent accommodation.

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Bobby and Rosemary Bobby and Rosemary
Bobby and Rosemary Sometimes it just takes a few design tweaks to make life easier. Read story »
Bobby and Rosemary Sometimes it just takes a few design tweaks to make life easier.

Supported housing has helped Bobby adjust to being disabled.

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Nichocia’s story Nichocia’s story
Nichocia It’s comforting to know there are other people living here. I feel very positive about the future now Read story »
Nichocia It’s comforting to know there are other people living here. I feel very positive about the future now

Nichocia lived in shared accommodation which wasn't right for her so now lives in a…

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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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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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Barry’s story Barry’s story
Barry Barry has a housing officer and a support worker to help enable him to live independently. Read story »
Barry Barry has a housing officer and a support worker to help enable him to live independently.

Supported housing has given Barry the chance to build a new life for himself.

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Kath’s story Kath’s story
Kath My independence and health allows me to support the residents group. Read story »
Kath My independence and health allows me to support the residents group.

Bolton at Home and supported housing has helped by giving the residents more independence.

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Jenny’s story Jenny’s story
Jenny My life has changed immeasurably. I have become independent. I have grown up. Read story »
Jenny My life has changed immeasurably. I have become independent. I have grown up.

Supported housing means Jenny feels safe and gets the support she needs to be the…

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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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