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.

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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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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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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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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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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Lynne B’s story Lynne B’s story
Lynne B Lynne really enjoys the activities and the new friends she's made. Read story »
Lynne B Lynne really enjoys the activities and the new friends she's made.

Supported housing has given Lynne her independence 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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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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Jackie and Les’ story Jackie and Les’ story
Jackie and Les "We're really happy now." Read story »
Jackie and Les "We're really happy now."

Supported housing gave them a new start.

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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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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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John’s story John’s story
John Before living in supported housing, John was homeless. Read story »
John Before living in supported housing, John was homeless.

For John, supported housing means always having someone to support him.

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Phil’s story Phil’s story
Phil “Without places like this, there would be a lot more crime on the streets." Read story »
Phil “Without places like this, there would be a lot more crime on the streets."

Phil doesn't know where he'd be without supported housing.

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Bella and Magdalene’s Story Bella and Magdalene’s Story
Bella and Magdalene Both women are much happier and safer now they have the necessary support available. Read story »
Bella and Magdalene Both women are much happier and safer now they have the necessary support available.

Bella and Magdalene met at the Knit and Natter group in supported housing.

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Anthony’s story Anthony’s story
Anthony "I’ve now got a friendly, happy atmosphere around me all day" Read story »
Anthony "I’ve now got a friendly, happy atmosphere around me all day"

"he really struggled with feelings of isolation and depression"

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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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Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Supported housing has helped Patricia focus on her illness Read story »
Patricia Supported housing has helped Patricia focus on her illness

Without supported housing, she would not have had the chance to improve her mental health…

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