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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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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Barbara’s story Barbara’s story
Barbara It's important that my independence is paramount. Read story »
Barbara It's important that my independence is paramount.

Supported housing meant Barbara was able to nurse her husband in his final years.

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Lynne’s story Lynne’s story
Lynne I've made some good friends, who I can rely on. Read story »
Lynne I've made some good friends, who I can rely on.

Lynne moved into supported housing and takes part in all the social activities.

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Julie’s story Julie’s story
Julie I love supported housing, it has changed my world. Read story »
Julie I love supported housing, it has changed my world.

Supported housing helped Julie change her world for the better.

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Rob’s story Rob’s story
Rob Supported housing has enabled Rob to begin a work placement within the community Read story »
Rob Supported housing has enabled Rob to begin a work placement within the community

Rob get support from a supported housing Scheme for residents with severe learning disabilities

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Chris’ story Chris’ story
Chris "My future looks brighter" Read story »
Chris "My future looks brighter"

Through support from Horton Housing, he was able to gradually move forwards and tackle his…

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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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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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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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Margaret’s story Margaret’s story
Margaret "The future is bright and I’m planning more trips out and about on my own." Read story »
Margaret "The future is bright and I’m planning more trips out and about on my own."

Supported housing allows Margaret to be independent.

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James’ story James’ story
James I feel that now I have a safe home Read story »
James I feel that now I have a safe home

Supported housing helped James stop sofa surfing and sleeping rough.

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David’s story David’s story
David Supported housing allowed David to remain in familiar surroundings supported by familiar people. Read story »
David Supported housing allowed David to remain in familiar surroundings supported by familiar people.

David has maintained his independence.

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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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Nicky’s story Nicky’s story
Nicky "I like my independence." Read story »
Nicky "I like my independence."

Supported housing helped Nicky develop his everyday life skills.

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Dwaine’s story Dwaine’s story
Dwaine "We're really proud of him." Read story »
Dwaine "We're really proud of him."

"Since moving to here, Dwaine has gained the skills and abilities to live a more…

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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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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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Bev’s story Bev’s story
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run. Read story »
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run.

Supported housing gave Bev a lifeline when her life was most turbulent.

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