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.

Dammy and Mohan’s story Dammy and Mohan’s story
Dammy and Mohan "We're happier and more outgoing." Read story »
Dammy and Mohan "We're happier and more outgoing."

The couple are comfortable and are an example for other residents.

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Joyce S’ story Joyce S’ story
Joyce S Joyce loves living independently in a safe and secure environment. Read story »
Joyce S Joyce loves living independently in a safe and secure environment.

Living here allows me to keep my independence.

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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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Debbie’s story Debbie’s story
Debbie "staff helped me re-learn basic skills" Read story »
Debbie "staff helped me re-learn basic skills"

"Without warning, Debbie had a sever cardiac arrest"

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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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Martin’s Story Martin’s Story
Martin In his new home Martin has made new friends and enjoys his new job. Read story »
Martin In his new home Martin has made new friends and enjoys his new job.

"I have watched Martin come out of his shell. It’s so obvious that he feels…

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Lin’s Story Lin’s Story
Lin At Davenport House Lin feels safe and secure again. Read story »
Lin At Davenport House Lin feels safe and secure again.

Like many older people, Lin was priced out of her privately rented home.

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Mr and Mrs Ambler’s story Mr and Mrs Ambler’s story
Mr and Mrs Ambler "We have been married for 70 years" Read story »
Mr and Mrs Ambler "We have been married for 70 years"

"We have our own independence but we also have support at hand"

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Francis’ story Francis’ story
Francis "Supported housing is like having a family" Read story »
Francis "Supported housing is like having a family"

"Without supported housing I would be living on the streets – or worse"

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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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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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Jess’ story Jess’ story
Jess Jess has set her sights on obtaining a PhD Read story »
Jess Jess has set her sights on obtaining a PhD

Jess’ self-confidence and independence have improved over time

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Darrel and Linda’s story Darrel and Linda’s story
Darrel and Linda "We wouldn’t have met without supported housing" Read story »
Darrel and Linda "We wouldn’t have met without supported housing"

Staff helped us to organise the day we’d dreamt of

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Darren’s story Darren’s story
Darren “I feel so much happier here knowing that I can get the support" Read story »
Darren “I feel so much happier here knowing that I can get the support"

After moving in his life changed.

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Reuben’s story Reuben’s story
Reuben Reuben was isolated before moving into supported housing Read story »
Reuben Reuben was isolated before moving into supported housing

He has now made new friends and enjoys playing dominoes in the evenings

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Mrs T’s Story Mrs T’s Story
Mrs T “There hasn’t been a single day I’ve been here that I’ve felt alone.” Read story »
Mrs T “There hasn’t been a single day I’ve been here that I’ve felt alone.”

“I only hope more women like me become aware of the options available to them."

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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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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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