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.

Tia’s Story Tia’s Story
Tia “Refuges, like the one I was in, are life-saving" Read story »
Tia “Refuges, like the one I was in, are life-saving"

“Being at the refuge gave me the chance to regroup myself and figure out who…

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Marvin’s story Marvin’s story
Marvin Marvin's now excited to live independently. Read story »
Marvin Marvin's now excited to live independently.

Supported housing's given Marvin his confidence back.

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Richard’s Story Richard’s Story
Richard Richard has been given a second chance. Read story »
Richard Richard has been given a second chance.

“I love this flat, this is the first time I’ve been happy in 27 years…If…

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Shane’s story Shane’s story
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey Read story »
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey

"When I came here, my anxiety was at an all-time high."

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Steven’s story Steven’s story
Steven Supported housing has helped Steven develop new life skills Read story »
Steven Supported housing has helped Steven develop new life skills

Steven doesn't know where he'd be without supported housing

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Jean’s story Jean’s story
Jean “I feel like I have a new lease of life" Read story »
Jean “I feel like I have a new lease of life"

"It’s great knowing staff are on hand if I need it.”

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Jane’s story Jane’s story
Jane Jane is rebuilding positive relationships with her children and mum. Read story »
Jane Jane is rebuilding positive relationships with her children and mum.

Safe, secure accommodation has made all the difference.

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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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Charlotte’s Story Charlotte’s Story
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests. Read story »
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests.

Supported housing has enabled Charlotte to do things she never would have had the chance…

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Audrey’s story Audrey’s story
Audrey "People on the streets didn’t ask to be homeless and would love a new start but need help to make it happen." Read story »
Audrey "People on the streets didn’t ask to be homeless and would love a new start but need help to make it happen."

"I feel like I belong in the community again, my confidence is back."

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Abbie’s story Abbie’s story
Abbie "It helped her gain some confidence" Read story »
Abbie "It helped her gain some confidence"

"She has learnt how to budget and has more control over her life".

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Mrs Howard’s Story Mrs Howard’s Story
Mrs Howard Mrs Howard knits, bakes and throws herself into life in supported housing. Read story »
Mrs Howard Mrs Howard knits, bakes and throws herself into life in supported housing.

At 95 Mrs Howard is an active member of her supported housing community.

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Colleen’s Story Colleen’s Story
Colleen “There’s help on hand for me here.” Read story »
Colleen “There’s help on hand for me here.”

Colleen is grateful to have benefitted from supported housing for the last 44 years.

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Chris’ story Chris’ story
Chris Chris takes a real sense of pride in his flat Read story »
Chris Chris takes a real sense of pride in his flat

Chris has new friends, a sense of security and a positive outlook for the future.

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Lavinia’s Story Lavinia’s Story
Lavinia “It’s been a rollercoaster but it’s good to be here". Read story »
Lavinia “It’s been a rollercoaster but it’s good to be here".

“It’s quiet, peaceful and safe, which is the main thing for me and my dog”…

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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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Joan’s story Joan’s story
Joan Joan said that her health has improved with the support of the staff and attending her medical appointments.  Read story »
Joan Joan said that her health has improved with the support of the staff and attending her medical appointments. 

The Care Package that is now in place ensures Joan's wellbeing is managed appropriately

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Steve’s story Steve’s story
Steve “Steve now lives the life he chooses in his own home” Read story »
Steve “Steve now lives the life he chooses in his own home”

“Feeling settled, happy and free to live my own life”

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Polly’s Story Polly’s Story
Polly "After years of uncertainty, I have found a safe haven" Read story »
Polly "After years of uncertainty, I have found a safe haven"

"It was a relief to feel safe and my children were set free from the…

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Sarah’s story Sarah’s story
Sarah "Sarah also suffered with depression" Read story »
Sarah "Sarah also suffered with depression"

"Sarah now lives in her own independent accommodation"

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