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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Steve’s story Steve’s story
Steve "Supported Housing is so important, it has saved my life." Read story »
Steve "Supported Housing is so important, it has saved my life."

11 years ago, Steve moved into Little Lever Sheltered Scheme - adults with disabilities or…

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James’ story James’ story
James James was homeless and vulnerable. Read story »
James James was homeless and vulnerable.

Wellingborough Homes offered James a self contained tenancy in an Independent Living Scheme,

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Nick’s story Nick’s story
Nick Without this scheme I wouldn’t want to guess where I would be. Read story »
Nick Without this scheme I wouldn’t want to guess where I would be.

Nick moved into supported housing to help improve his health.

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Jean’s story Jean’s story
Jean It was the best thing I ever did and I have never looked back. Read story »
Jean It was the best thing I ever did and I have never looked back.

“My family are now able to get on with their lives, as they don’t have…

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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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Anne-Marie’s story Anne-Marie’s story
Anne-Marie I’m settled now and I hope to see more places like this built for lots of people like me. Read story »
Anne-Marie I’m settled now and I hope to see more places like this built for lots of people like me.

Supported housing helped Anne-Marie to regain her independence after leaving hospital.

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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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Jade’s story Jade’s story
Jade “My plan for the future is to gain a job in engineering and rent my own flat." Read story »
Jade “My plan for the future is to gain a job in engineering and rent my own flat."

"This is a place where you can be yourself."

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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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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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Malcolm’s story Malcolm’s story
Malcolm Malcolm has support when needed 24/7. He feels safe and secure Read story »
Malcolm Malcolm has support when needed 24/7. He feels safe and secure

Supported housing is giving Malcolm his independence. 

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Iris’ story Iris’ story
Iris "This place is ideal for me!" Read story »
Iris "This place is ideal for me!"

Chestnut Grange is a development of 67 apartments especially designed to make life comfortable for…

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Jack’s story Jack’s story
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems. Read story »
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems.

Jack was sofa-surfing, so without permanent accommodation moved into a supported hostel for young people…

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Wendy’s story Wendy’s story
Wendy "I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here." Read story »
Wendy "I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here."

Wendy feels safe living in supported housing.

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Stephen’s story Stephen’s story
Stephen "East Thames helped me organise a volunteering role and I am so happy." Read story »
Stephen "East Thames helped me organise a volunteering role and I am so happy."

Living in supported housing has given Stephen the confidence to travel on his own

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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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Dorothy’s story Dorothy’s story
Dorothy Dorothy's family feel that she has a future now and higher quality of life. Read story »
Dorothy Dorothy's family feel that she has a future now and higher quality of life.

Dorothy couldn't go on living in private accommodation, supported housing has given her back her…

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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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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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