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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Alan’s story Alan’s story
Alan "I can't think of a better place to be." Read story »
Alan "I can't think of a better place to be."

Supported housing changed Alan's life.

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Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable Read story »
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable

Patricia lives in extra care housing for over 55

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Jo’s story Jo’s story
Jo The 7/7 bombings of London changed Jo's life. Read story »
Jo The 7/7 bombings of London changed Jo's life.

Supported housing helped Jo make his way back to independence.

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Saima’s story Saima’s story
Saima His behaviour did not change and we had no choice but to leave again. Read story »
Saima His behaviour did not change and we had no choice but to leave again.

Supported housing has given Saima's family the freedom to achieve their goals.

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Mark’s story Mark’s story
Mark Supported housing transformed Mark's life. Read story »
Mark Supported housing transformed Mark's life.

Supported housing provides security.

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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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Luke’s story Luke’s story
Luke Supported housing has helped Luke's to increase his confidence Read story »
Luke Supported housing has helped Luke's to increase his confidence

Luke's confidence increased dramatically after moving to independent living.

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Richard P’s story Richard P’s story
Richard Richard feels a lot more confident. Read story »
Richard Richard feels a lot more confident.

If it wasn't for supported living, Richard would be living with his parents.

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Vivienne’s story Vivienne’s story
Vivienne I feel ready to move into independent living Read story »
Vivienne I feel ready to move into independent living

Supported housing has given Vivienne her independence.

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Pauline and Carol’s story Pauline and Carol’s story
Pauline and Carol We’ve made lots of friends; people here are kind and friendly. Read story »
Pauline and Carol We’ve made lots of friends; people here are kind and friendly.

Supported housing has given Pauline and Carol a place they can finally call home.

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Brian & Joyce’s story Brian & Joyce’s story
Brian & Joyce "Supported housing has changed our lives." Read story »
Brian & Joyce "Supported housing has changed our lives."

Due to health reasons, they moved into supported housing which has allowed their health to…

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Yetunde’s story Yetunde’s story
Yetunde "Supported Housing is a safe environment, giving us a secure place to live." Read story »
Yetunde "Supported Housing is a safe environment, giving us a secure place to live."

Supported housing gave Yetunde and her daughter a home.

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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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Heather’s story Heather’s story
Heather "My supported housing means the world." Read story »
Heather "My supported housing means the world."

Supported housing stopped Heather feeling isolated in her 1 bed flat.

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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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